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3(II, III=picc).3(III=corA).e(III=Eb).bcl.3(III.dbn)- tgl/large susp.cym/SD/TD/cyms/tamb/large and small tam-t/large cowbell/BD/ratchet/whip/anvil/glsp/high siren/vib/xyl/marimba-2 harps-cel-strings

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Composer's Notes

Please read the composer's note for In Memory of a Summer Day, of which Triumphant Alice is part.

Programme Note

'A Tale Is Told: Triumphant Alice' is an elaborate, extensive March. Like many of my pieces, this movement begins chastely, but grew (Wonderland-style) to alarming proportions. As a boisterous scherzo is to a courtly minuet, so might my ? well ? Super-March seem to more familiar specimens of the genre! Rather than the usual military associations, the piece suggests to me the brightness of mid-day with certainly a blazing sun overhead reflecting dazzlingly, blindingly off the water's surface.

Recommended Recording

Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano / Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra / Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Elektra / Asylum / Nonesuch #79043

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