- Crumb, George
Eleven Echoes of Autumn, 1965. Violin, Alto Flute, Clarinet and Piano.
C. F. Peters Corporation, New York, N.Y., 1972, Wraps, , , Very Good /
11 pp. and performance notes. Wraps with some soiling, used as a clarinet score, with light marks regarding timing for clarinettist, else fine. Edition Peters 66457. Commissioned by Bowdoin College for the Aeolian Chamber Players. Duration ca. 16 minutes.
The Choral Dance
With claspèd hands, devoutly circling round An altar garlanded with myrtle green. Fair maids in honor of the Cyprian Queen Weave festal dance, their brows with myrtle crowned; Their feet unsandalled beat the grassy ground To music made by rustic Pan, unseen. Piping two scraggy olive trees between While lithe limbs register the mystic sound. Slowly the marble crumbles into dust, The chiselled lines—so delicate—grow dim, And flush of joy from maiden cheeks is gone; But yet those lifelike, graceful figures must Repeat the modulation of the hymn As here the happy choral dance goes on.Isaac Bassett Choate [1833–1917]