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MAXWELL, Larry Douglas

soprano and string quartet

An elegy for soprano and string quartet. Text Larry Maxwell obituary. Premiere of this version June 2, 2005, Toronto, Jennie Such soprano, Talisker Players. Subsequent performance Victoria, BC, Nancy Washeim soprano, Victoria Conservatory stings quartet.

"Stephen Brown's Maxwell, Larry Douglas, a setting, word for word, of the obituary in a Toronto newspaper of the composer's dear friend. Brown's simple, but heartfelt, style, working against the conventional prose of a newspaper death notice, created a quite powerful impression, and Such sang the text with real emotion." Robert Harris, Globe and Mail, Toronto.

See the soprano and string orchestra version for an audio excerpt.

Duration: 11 minutes

Swan House SJB 1322B
Score and a set of parts: $25.00

MAXWELL, Larry Douglas - Suddenly at his
residence in Toronto in his 47th year. Beloved
father of Bobbie Maxwell of North bay. Brother of
Lynda Rice of Lindsay, loved son of the late
Howard and Rita Maxwell. Dear uncle of Rhonda
Cook (Stevenson) and Robin Cook. Lovingly re-
membered by Mary of North Bay and Barbara
Laronde and family of Temagami. Dear nephew of
Rhonda Humpston and Doris Simpson and stepson of
Margaret Maxwell. Friends may call at the
CHAPEL", 2704 Yonge St. (5 blocks south of Law-
rence) on Wednesday, November 8, from 7-9 p.m.
Complete funeral service in the chapel on
Thursday at 11 o'clock. Cremation.