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The Raft of Medusa

Composed by Gareth Wood

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The Raft of Medusa

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“The Raft of the Medusa” is a painting by Theodore Gericault and hangs in the Louvre, Paris. It depicts the true story of a shipwreck and of a hastily constructed raft upon which at least 157 people were cast adrift for 13 days and endured starvation, dehydration, cannibalism and madness. The work is a diabolical duel between cornet and trombone, a violent tone poem showing off the techniques of the soloists. There is no light in this piece, no triumph, only sadness.

Duration: 6:00 minutes

Percussion: 2 Players playing tom-tom, woodblocks and bass drum

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