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The words fall naturally into three sections and this is reflected in the music; the first and third sections are slow and sustained, while the middle section is fast and energetic. In the first section there is dialogue between the tenor and basses, and the altos. The sopranos' first entry is delayed until the words 'It will be Oh, such a daybreak.' The central section of the work is generally less chordal and more contrapuntal, with sometimes fairly thin textures.
from notes by Philip Moore © 2005
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