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Berkeley, Michael - Echo: Homage a Francis Poulenc

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For Soprano Voice & Piano.

Oxford Contemporary Repertoire.

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Written for the NMC Songbook, this homage to Francis Poulenc rejoices in the bitter sweet harmony that he used to relish. The words are concocted by Berkeley and also have a slightly French, Apollinaire-like sensibility with a deliberate use of elliptical contradiction: 'I hear your silent voice' etc. An indulgent gem for any good soprano.
Duration 3½ minutes

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