Trio on a Poem of D.H. Lawrence Ibid mvt2

for clarinet, viola and piano (1983).

Clarinet Joseph Edwards

Viola Walter Mony

PIano Timothy Ehlen

 The clarinet, a mellifluous voice, dominates the mysterious second movement, which relates to the second stanza.  The composer draws upon thematic material from his Concerto for Woodwind Quintet and Orchestra.

In spite of myself, the insidious mastery of song Betrays me back, till the heart of me weeps to belong To the old Sunday evenings at home, with winter outside And hymns in the cozy parlor, the tinkling piano our guide.