James Young

Composer _ Presenter

Brittle King

Premiered by Ginevra Petrucci at the Renee Weiler Concert Hall on February 8, 2020

Commissioned by the Flauto d'Amore Project

In Thomas Malory’s retelling of the Arthurian romance, two brothers, Balin and Balan meet on the field and do not recognize each other - one caked in mud, the other in a foreign armor. They mortally wound one another, and only then identify themselves. Weeping they die in mutual embrace.

This music is a similar story, but only in its telling.

Find the complete score here.

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