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Stravinsky, Igor: Cantata (1951-52) 30'
for soprano and tenor soloists, female chorus, and ensemble

Music Text

Anon 15th and 16th century English lyrics (E)

Scoring

2fl.2ob(II=corA)-vlc

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Programme Note

Stravinsky: "After composing The Rake's Progress I was persuaded by a strong desire to compose another work in which the problems of setting English words to music would reappear, but this time in a purer, non-dramatic form … Three of the poems are semi-sacred. The fourth…is a love lyric. The Cantata is, therefore, secular."

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This programme note can be reproduced free of charge in concert programmes with credit to Boosey & Hawkes / Joseph Horowitz.



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