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Igor Stravinsky

The Flood (1961-62)

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a musical play
The Comedy (opening)
Duration: 01 mins 00 secs
Bernard Jacobson / Lucy Shelton / David Wilson-Johnson / Stephen Richardson / London Sinfonietta / Oliver Knussen
(p) and © 1995 Deutsche Grammophon
DG 447 068-2 

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Text heard on Sample:
Noah: Wife, come in! Why stand'st thou there?
It is time to go or drown, that I swear.

Noah's Wife: I see no need, though thou stay all day and stare.

Noah (aside): (Lord, that women be crabbed ay,
And never are meek, that I may say,
As is well seen by me today
In witness of you each one.)
Come in, wife, in twenty devils' way...

Noah's Wife: I will not come in today,
And I shall not drown.
Row forth, Noah, "save thy life"
But mind thee, find a new wife.

Sons of Noah: Mother, we pray you, all together,
Come into the ship for fear of the weather,
The flood is flowing in full fast,
For fear of drowning we are aghast.

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