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John Harbison

Publisher: AMP

December 1 (1995)
Text Writer
Czeslaw Milosz
Associated Music Publishers Inc
Soloists and Orchestra
Year Composed
4 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)
mezzo soprano
Programme Note
John Harbison December 1 (1995)
Text: (En) Milosz, trans Miloz-Hass)

Composer note:
December 1 (version for chamber orchestra) is a gift, too brief, offered in gratitude and friendship to David Hoose on the occasion of his tenth anniversary with the Tallahassee Symphony.

There's no better conductor of my music, or new music in general, or just about anything, than David Hoose!

This song, December 1, originated as part of my song set Flashes and Illuminations. I chose it for this occasion because I always heard a group of instruments playing it. The "'transcription" was really the original piano version.

— John Harbison

Related works:
   December 1
   Flashes and Illuminations

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