Atlas 6: Gallery

michael macrone : music

wind quartet for
lake resources
1987. Originally performed by Dan Plonsey (clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax), Tom Statler (clarinet), Jennifer Rycenga (oboe, soprano sax), and Jonathan "Boo" Elmer (trombone) at Trinity Chapel, Berkeley, and the Noe Valley Ministry, San Francisco.

i . enter : the old buffoon
    0:40

ii . scherzo : love at first sight     1:59

iii . serenata for credit suisse     5:22

iv . finale
    1:14

some critical notices:

"Lake Resources [is] a grotesque and disturbing but wildly comic tune. To be sure, Mr. Macrone's humour is not always of the best kind. Neither is Elliott Abrams's."

Harold Hobson, London Times

"Now these voices, sometimes they sang only, and sometimes they cried only, and sometimes they stated only, and sometimes they murmured only, and sometimes they sang and cried, and sometimes they sang and stated, and sometimes they sang and murmured, and sometimes they cried and stated, and sometimes they cried and murmured, and sometimes they stated and murmured, and sometimes they sang and cried and stated, and sometimes they sang and cried and murmured, and sometimes they sang and stated and murmured, and sometimes they cried and stated and murmured, and sometimes they sang and stated and cried and murmured, all together, at the same time, as now, to mention only these four kinds of voices . . . "

Samuel Beckett


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