Duets for Storab for two flutes by Harrison Birtwistle (1934-)
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From 1975 to 1983 I lived in the Hebridean island of Raasay. On the ordinance survey map the name of Storab appears three times. Loch Storab, Storab's Burn and Storab's grave. Legend has it that Storab, a viking prince, was shipwrecked and sought refuge on the island. The islanders, being hostile, chased him to the loch where he swam to the island in the middle. The islanders, who couldn't swim (which is mainly true today) drained the loch and chased him down the burn, killing him where he is buried.
II. Stark Pastoral
III. Fanfare with Birds
IV. White Pastoral
V. From the Church of Lies