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Music Text

from sonnets by Willem Kloos and reminiscences by Marie Curie from Francoise Giroud's 'Une femme honorable'


Female speaker-2S.2A.2T.2B;vib(4 hands);11gongs;
snare dr/BD/string drum/lg.rattle/3lg.cowbells/belltree/tam-t/timp/
2bellplate-cel-harp-2pft-2synth-2gtr-bass gtr-strings(

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"The relentlessness with which this musical monolith pursues its course is an image of the inevitability of death, characterized as an instrumental chorale whose individual chords are rotated across the orchestral texture - drawn gradually closer together in an impressive climax..." Musical Times

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