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Publisher: Chester Music

Three Surrealist Songs (1968),
Work Notes
written for BBC Radiovision Programme broadcast in autumn 1968
Text Writer
Edward Lucie-Smith
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Solo Voice(s) and up to 6 players
Year Composed
1968
Duration
9 Minutes
Language
English
Solo Instrument(s)
Mezzo soprano
Orchestration


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Programme Note
John Tavener Three Surrealist Songs (1968),
The Three Surrealist Songs for voice, tape and piano doubling bongos were written for the BBC Radiovision programme in the Autumn of 1968 and were first performed by Honor McKellar and the composer.

The short pieces are settings of poems by Edward Lucie-Smith and are each dedicated to a Surrealist artist – the first to René Magritte, the second to Max Ernst and the third to Salvador Dali.

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