The Merlin Etudes: VI, The Portrait of Dorian Grey

Year of composition
Alexandra Ottaway
Difficult (Grades 7+)
1 minute
Modern classical music
Voice + keyboard
Instrumental parts
Not available

The whole poem was this:

The Merlin Etudes VI

Have you heard about the Portrait of Dorian Grey? As this man got handsomer, his portrait decayed. Now I once had a portrait that was bad the first day. By now I hope they burned it or at least that it�s frayed.

But Merlin got younger and his portrait is gray, So I think he is the opposite of Dorian Grey; Or at least more like Benjamin Button, I�d say. If not quite the opposite of Dorian Grey.

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