Macbeth Fragments

by Jouni Hirvelä

for violin and piano

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Jouni Hirvelä

Macbeth Fragments

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The work is inspired by a scene in Shakespear's Macbeth, where Macbeth – after having murdered King Duncan – is haunted by a voice in his head and by a sound of obsessive knocking.

"Methought I heard a voice cry 'Sleep no more!

Macbeth does murder sleep', the innocent sleep,

Sleep that knits up the raveled sleeve of care"

"– Wake Duncan with thy knocking! I would thou couldst!"

William Shakespeare: Macbeth; act II, second scene


vln, pno


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