Politik - Elegy (Third Movement)

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This movement needed to be varied in atmosphere and pace. There are spoken-word elements introduced with quotes from A.E. Housman, Jonathan Swift, Walt Whitman and John Adams. It starts as a kind of nostalgic lament which then escalates and becomes more dynamic and troubled. I was aiming for a journey through elegy and loss to hope, with a hint of cynicism at the end.

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'War, that mad game the world so loves to play' Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745)

'Now hollow fires burn out to black,
And lights are guttering low:
Square your shoulders, lift your pack,
And leave your friends and go.
Oh never fear, man, nought's to dread,
Look not left nor right:
In all the endless road you tread
There's nothing but the night.'

Alfred Edward Housman (1859 – 1936)

'But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty once lost is lost forever.'
John Adams (1735 - 1826)

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from Politik, released July 27, 2012
Spoken Voice: Chris Mark
Vocal: Chloë March
French Horn: Emma Bell

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Chloë March London

Producer, Composer, Singer and Pianist. Poetic, immersive, sensual soundworlds, dreampop and artsong. Independent Artist on Hidden Shoal label. Recent airplay on BBC6, Danish National Radio, Radio Eins Berlin. Dance/Theatre scores inc. 'Politik'. Collaborations inc. electronic artist Liminal Drifter. Commission enquiries contact Chloë at link below. Licensing Enquiries: cam[at] hiddenshoal.com ... more

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