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INTRODUCTION to Songs of Innocence (from opera Tiriel)

Year of composition
William Blake
Difficult (Grades 7+)
3 minutes
Modern classical music
Voice + keyboard
Instrumental parts
Not available

The opera "Tiriel" was composed during 1983-1985 in Russia. The libretto combines the text from Blake's early symbolic work "Tiriel" (c1789) with the addition of five of his poems: the Introduction and The Divine Image from the Songs of Innocence (1789), The Tyger and A Divine Image from the Songs of Experience (1789-1794), and A Cradle Song from his Note-book (Manuscript D. G. Rossetti, 1793). The premiere took place on January 28, 1989, at the Stattheater, Freiburg (Germany)

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