Yesterday I began to work on setting Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken". I kept hearing some "travelling" music in my head and needed to get it notated before I forgot what I was hearing. The first verse is essentially a duet between the clarinet and voice with a short flute figure inserted for punctuation on longer notes. The piano is used as well, but more percussively, as it is has a wide spread between hands and each hand uses fourths, fifths, and the occassional third, which give some harmonic support, but is intentionally hollow sounding. The meter changes between 7/8, 5/8, 6/8, and 4/8. A short three part canonic section between flute and piano serves as an interlude between verse 1 and verse 2.
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