Upon reading Edward Esch's poem Light and Gold, Eric Whitacre was immediately struck by its genuine, elegant simplicity. He asked the celebrated American poet Charles Anthony Silvestri to translate
Written especially for the rededication of the Statue of Liberty, July 4, 1986.
Commissioned by the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee.
The best-known piece of the young composer George Butterworth is a pastoral setting based on two English folk-song melodies, The Banks of Green Willow and Green Bushes, and is similar to
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