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This way to the tomb
First line:
The red fox, the sun, tears the throat of the evening
composer
completed October 1945; incidental music to the 'masque and anti-masque'; first published in 1988
author of text

Recordings
'Britten: Songs & Proverbs of William Blake' (CDA67778)
Britten: Songs & Proverbs of William Blake
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'Britten: The Red Cockatoo & other songs' (CDA66823)
Britten: The Red Cockatoo & other songs
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Details
No 1: Evening  The red fox, the sun, tears the throat of the evening
No 2: Morning
No 3: Night

This way to the tomb
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The triptych ‘Evening’, ‘Morning’ and ‘Night’ (first published in 1988) originally formed part of the incidental music Britten composed in 1945 for the Masque and Anti-Masque of This Way to the Tomb, a play by Ronald Duncan, who in the following year went on to provide the libretto for Britten’s opera The Rape of Lucretia.

from notes by Arnold Cooke İ 2010

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