contemporary classical
music publishing

John Palmer

John Palmer epitaph

for amplified cello and electronics

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
epitaph - cello
epitaph - cello (download)

Share this work
Facebook Twitter Email

Be the first to review this product


I wrote epitaph as I heard that a friend of mine had taken her life as a result of personal circumstances that she ultimately could no longer cope with. The loss of a close person is always a moment of inner silence and introspection as we are directly confronted with fundamental questions about such as separation and the meaning of our existence on this planet. Yet, letting a train smash your body is a tragic decision deriving from a total loss of faith in life and a final, irrevocable statement of ultimate negation and despair. The horror of losing a friend in such a way and the painful awareness of our impotence towards tragedies of this kind urged me to give voice to my uncompromising feelings of anger and pain while questioning those social conditions that lead so many people to such decisions.

Additional Information

Composer John Palmer
Year of Composition 1998
Instrumentation electronics, Violoncello, Amplification
Duration 12'50"
Student Difficulty N/A

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.