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  • POE TRAGEDY, Opus 3:VII (100,000 Subscriber Special!)

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    Hello, everyone! What an exciting time this is for me -- five years in the making and I finally have reached 100,000 subscribers. It's a bit terrifying to think about!

    So, about this piece: I am writing a very large work (approx. 30 minutes) for Baritone voice, Piano, Contrabass and Choir. I created the libretto off of a series of Edgar Allen Poe and Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer poetry, creating a story-line about a man and woman's love, and them falling asleep under a canopy of stars and a bright moon... only for the woman to perish to the cold of the night. Grieving, he laments to the moon but eventually decides to cherish her life and accept her passage into Paradise. The choir serves as a narrative voice and an engine to express his emotions that he cannot physically express. The piano and contrabass largely are mood-setting tools. This is the seventh movement, with him accepting her death.

    I hope you enjoy this piece! I've been at it for several, several months. I employ methods and styles that branch out a lot, from
    modern chord voicings to Medieval music theory.

    Happy listening!
    Evan Bennet
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