for baritone or mezzo-soprano and three clarinetsMusic Text
WH Auden (E)Scoring
clarinets 1 & 2 in B flat, clarinet 3 alto in E flatAbbreviations
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Anticipating "the albatross of 'epic' poetry and symphonic sentiment that the event [would] surely give rise to and for a certain time excuse," Stravinsky obtained from Auden a "very quiet little lyric" with which to commemorate the assassination.
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