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The fruit of that forbidden tree

Derek Bourgeois
Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
37 minutes
Modern classical music
Choir + orchestra

The work sets an extract from Milton’s Paradise lost. The focus of the extract is the Temptation of Eve in the Garden of Eden. The setting is for three soloists (Soprano, and two Baritones) who represent Eve, Adam and Satan, mixed chorus and orchestra (which includes 4 saxophones). The work is written for the biennial joint concert involving St Paul’s Boys’ and Girls’ Schools in West London.

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