Trio on a Poem of D.H. Lawrence Ibid mvt3

for clarinet, viola and piano (1983).

Clarinet Joseph Edwards

Viola Walter Mony

PIano Timothy Ehlen


In the third movement the piano becomes prominent by its dramatic rumbling gestures, reminiscent of Beethovenís Appassionata Sonata. 

So now it is vain for the singer to burst into clamor  With the great black piano appassionato.  The glamor  Of childish days is upon me, my manhood is cast  Down in the flood of remembrance, I weep like a child for the past.                       

In the latter portion of this movement the ensemble texture is characterised by complex interplay and overlapping phrases, posing a supreme test of ensemble skills.