Andrea Clearfield: Songs of the Wolf (Excerpts)
Frøydis Ree Wekre, Horn
Andrea Clearfield, Piano
Crystal Records, CD 678
Frøydis Ree Wekre horn, Andrea Clearfield, piano
2. La Loba
Frøydis Ree Wekre, internationally renowned Norwegian hornist, commissioned this piece when we were both working at the Sarasota Music Festival. I wanted to write a work for her that would have a relationship to the north, the woods, mythology and the essence of the wolf. Songs of the Wolf was inspired and influenced by the evocative poetry by Manfred Fischbeck (Movement I-see poem below) and the story “La Loba” (Movement II), included in the best selling book Women Who Run With the Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes.