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Originally part of the three movement piece CórdobaWalls was written in response to C.P. Cavafy’s Walls, as translated by Elena Spilioti (with the collaboration of George Zorbas and Chris Burke).  In may be performed by solo oboe or alto saxophone.

Walls score

Walls Score

High Wood CD

High Wood CD

Text

With no care, no pity, no shame

Walls they built all around me, high, thick walls.

…Alas, while the walls were rising, how could I not have noticed.

But I never heard a builder hammering, nor any noise.
I never sensed it when they sealed me off from the world out there.

—C.P. Cavafy

INSTRUMENTATION
Solo oboe or alto sax

DURATION
2 minutes

DATE
2004, rev. 2011

US PREMIERE
December 5, 2008
New Music Hartford: An Evening of Miniatures
Koopman Commons, Hartford Art School
University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
Heather Baxter (oboe)

RECORDING
High Wood (CD | iTunes)
Wild Basin Winds Label
Ian Davidson (oboe)

The CD recording is of the full three-movement piece, Córdoba.  The recording on this site if of Holly Somers, performing live at Kulas Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

 

DEMONSTRATION SCORES & RECORDINGS
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