Tale of Wonders (2013)

Soprano, clarinet, and piano
Text by the Brothers Grimm (translation by Margaret Hunt)
Duration: 12:00

I. Something
II. What I Saw
III. True Story
IV. Sailing
V. Full Speed

This is one of those strange and twisted fairy tales that made its way into the stories collected by the Grimm brothers. On first reading, it’s difficult to decide if it’s silly or spooky – successive readings indicate that it’s definitely both. The tall tales twinkle with both outlandishness and foreboding in a fantastical conversation between voice, clarinet, and piano.

Movements III, IV, and V featuring Martha Bryan, soprano, Andy Sharma, clarinet, and Jeongmi Yoon, piano.