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The Lotos-Eaters

Year of composition
1999
Lyricist
Alfred Tennyson
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
5 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Choir
Instrumental parts
Not available

The text here is from a longer poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892). The "Lotos" refers to a plant whose soporific effect robs the mariners of motivation. The sketch for this composition was written in the 1950s, revised in 1999 and an (optional) alto recorder part added. The premier performance took place on June 3 1999 by the Sonoma Valley Chorale in Sonoma, California. Recordist Dale Jewell played the recorder part, with the chorus under the direction of Sheila Fulfer.

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