Grendel’s Soliloquy


By Frederick Frahm. Music for violin and organ.


Grendel’s Soliloquy, a concerto movement for violin and organ by Frederick Frahm.

The music, in sonata-allegro form, took its inspiration from the 1971 novel by John Gardner. In Gardner’s text, Grendel, the beast in the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf, tells the story from his perspective.

World premiere performance in 2013 by Philippa Mo, violin & Robin Walker, organ. St. George’s Church, Hanover Square, London (Mayfair).

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