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This way to the tomb
First line:
The red fox, the sun, tears the throat of the evening
completed October 1945; incidental music to the 'masque and anti-masque'; first published in 1988
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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
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 © 2010

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