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Infanta Marina

for SSAATB Voices

duration 2½'

Commissioned by: The Arcadian Chorale, Marina Alexander, Conductor
World Premiere: 2003, Monmouth, New Jersey

First Page of Score



Her terrace was the sand
And the palms and the twilight.

She made of the motions of her wrist
The grandiose gestures
Of her thought.

The rumpling of the plumes
Of this creature of the evening
Came to be sleights of sails
Over the sea.

And thus she roamed
In the roamings of her fan,
Partaking of the sea,
And of the evening,
As they flowed around
And uttered their subsiding sound.

                                                 Wallace Stevens




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