The Lake and the Hinterland
for alto saxophone and piano (1999)
duration: 5’
GRT • 075

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Hinterland
Romp Duo: Barry Cockcroft (alto saxophone), Adam Pinto (piano)
Reed Music

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program note
Stay close now as winter's
White fuse burns across
The lake and the hinterland


(excerpt from
Late Autumn Lullaby by Ross Baglin)

A hinterland is a district behind a coast, or river's banks with the suggestion of sparse population. The full text to Baglin's poem is one I had already set for voice, and the resonance of that setting continues in this piece for alto saxophone and piano.