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Charles T. Griffes

Publisher: G. Schirmer

The White Peacock (1919)
G Schirmer Inc
Sub Category
Large Orchestra
Year Composed
6 Minutes
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Charles T. Griffes The White Peacock (1919)
Inspired by William Sharp’s poem of the same title, Griffes wrote that this piece “pictures a wonderful garden filled with gorgeous color, where a white peacock moves about slowly as the soul and breadth of all this beauty.” The music is intensely chromatic and marked by an impassioned Debussyan Impressionism.

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