Lord Tennyson Song

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Opis materiału
  • Composer:Witold Lutosławski
  • Original title: Lord Tennyson Song
  • year of completion: 1982
  • instrumentation: choir
  • text author: Alfred Tennyson
  • kind of text: literary
  • Text language: English
It is difficult to say what prompted the composer to choose a meditative poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892) and create an atypical, purely vocal setting for it –allowing, moreover, a single-voice version of the song, that is, its performance as a “naked” melody without chord-based accompaniment or counterpoint of other melodic lines. That is why the unassuming Lord Tennyson Song is one of Lutosławski’s most mysterious works.