Songs of the Wolf

for horn and piano (1994)

Score and Parts

by Andrea Clearfield


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Andrea Clearfield: Songs of the Wolf (Excerpts)

Frøydis Ree Wekre, Horn
Andrea Clearfield, Piano

Crystal Records, CD 678


12 min


June 1994, International Horn Symposium, Kansas City.
Frøydis Ree Wekre horn, Andrea Clearfield, piano


Frøydis Ree Wekre


French horn, piano


1. Wolf Night
2. La Loba

Program Notes

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.