A Descent Into the Maelstr

Christopher Coleman

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Publisher: Merion Music, Inc.
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Quick Overview

This twelve-minute tone poem is based on a short story of the same title by the American author Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), a well-known master of horror and suspense. Rather than the mere slaughter fests so popular today, his works are psychological thrillers, studies in the conflict between the power of fear and that of reason. This theme led Poe to create the first detective story, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, in which keen observation and deduction are used to uncover a most unlikely solution. In Poe?s short story of 1841, A Descent into the Maelstr

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Duration 00:12:00
Orchestration 3(Picc.) 3(E.H.) 4(EbCl./B.Cl.) 3(dbl. Cbsn.) - 4 3 3 1; Timp. 4Perc. Str.