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Quickening (1998)


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for counter-tenor, 2 tenor and baritone soloists, children's choir, mixed choir and orchestra
(excerpt)
Duration: 03 mins 50 secs
BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus / Andrew Davis
Hilliard Ensemble/Boys of Westminster Cathedral Choir
(p) and © 1998 BBC

Text heard on Sample:
A tongue alive with sounds of long-forgotten gardens,
Babel songs which none can recognise,
Wildcat psalms in cedar trees, what risk!
Yet this new life is our elixir,
This soft dividing pearl is our great price.

Incarnadine, vermillion...

                  © Michael Symmons Roberts



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