Very much meant to be heard in the context of the play, I tried with the melody to conform to the play's weird atmosphere.
Thanks for the comment. This like many of my scores is "songbook" sheet music, meant to give the basic words and music rather than a polished accompanied performance. If anyone wanted to use it in a play, they could come up with a simple accompaniment. I am working though on a revised version with some basic instrumentation, including bells at the end (which could come from off stage) restating the basic twelve-tone row.
I can certainly hear this sung in the context of the play and like its mournful nature and it is interesting that it is unaccompained. Maybe just the break of waves in the background. I can make no intelligent comment on atonal music knowing very little about its theory. It is curious though that a movement that emerged in the 1920s is still considered modern and forbidding.
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