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Blue Work


Mother Hubbard

for chamber ensemble and CD

Year:  2001   ·  Duration:  15m
Instrumentation:  B flat clarinet, trumpet, piano, percussion, violin, double bass and CD

Year:  2001
Duration:  15m
Instrumentation  B flat clarinet, trumpet, p...

Composer:   Juliet Palmer

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1-3

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About

The march is connected with both military and alternative political gatherings. Trying to understand the form, I've been listening to Purcell's Queen's Funeral March, the conga playing of Quebec Summit protestors and the strangely military snap of Old Mother Hubbard (performed by the US Air Force Band). Revisiting this nursery rhyme, I was struck by the revolutionary aspirations of the last verse: The dame made a curtsey, The dog made a bow; The dame said, "Your servant," The dog said, "Bow, wow."


Commissioned note

Commissioned by Arraymusic, Toronto with funding from Ontario Arts Council & Laidlau Foundation


Performance history

08 Mar 2002: Performed by Arraymusic in Toronto