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Music Text

William Carlos Williams (E)


mezzo-soprano--2(II=picc).2(II=corA).2(II=bcl).2(II=dbn)--;gong/med.susp.cym/high SD/lg. cowbelll/4wdbls;tam-t/2log dr/3tom-t/med.SD/high susp.cym/mar;BD/low SD/low susp.cym/sm. cowbell/4 bongos/guiro/vib--pft--harp--strings(min. players)

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Boosey & Hawkes (Hendon Music)

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World Premiere
Symphony Center, Chicago, Illinois
Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano / Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim
Programme Note

For 75 years – since my college days – I have been fascinated by the poetry of William Carlos Williams, the great American poet (and doctor-pediatrician). So I chose three of his visionary poems for Of Rewaking, a song cycle for mezzo-soprano and orchestra, as a gift to Daniel Barenboim. The score was commissioned by The Royal Philharmonic Society of London, and was written during 2002.

Elliott Carter

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