• Poul Ruders
  • Vox in Rama (1983)

  • Edition Wilhelm Hansen Copenhagen (World)
  • evn, cl, pf
  • 10 min

Programme Note

The Trio Vox in Rama for clarinet, amplified violin and piano was commissioned by The Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1983.

The piece is a violent scherzo in form of a tone-poem on the screaming despair of these few lines:

In Rama was there a voice heard,
Lamentation and weeping
And great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children,
And would not be comforted,
Because they are not.

Matthew 2:18

- Poul Ruders