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Anthem `The Dove Descending Breaks the Air` for chorus a capella (1962),  (Stravinsky)

Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971)

Anthem `The Dove Descending Breaks the Air` for chorus a capella (1962)

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In 1943 Thomas Stearns Eliot published his volume of poetry entitled The Four Quartets (German 1948: Die vier Quartette). The last of these is entitled Little Gidding*. The two stanzas of seven...Read more
In 1943 Thomas Stearns Eliot published his volume of poetry entitled The Four Quartets (German 1948: Die vier Quartette). The last of these is entitled Little Gidding*. The two stanzas of seven lines of verse each which Strawinsky set to music correspond to the second-last section and depict darkly, as is typical of T. S. Eliot that humankind may only atone for its errors and be redeemed from fire by fire.

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Festival Singers of Toronto - Elmer Iseler (director). April 29, 1962, Toronto.
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