After Eric Whitacre decided upon the poem by Edward Esch (He was immediately struck by its genuine, elegant simplicity), he had it translated into the Latin by the celebrated American poet Charles Anthony
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 the
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