Lilacs for Voice and Orchestra – Geroge Walker

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GEORGE WALKER: “Movements” for Cello and Orchestra (2012) – Finale

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Walker set the 1865 poem, “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d”, by poet Walt Whitman. Whitman wrote the poem as an elegy to President Abraham Lincoln after his death on 15 April 1865. The composition was premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra on February 1, 1996. “The unanimous choice of the Music Jury, this passionate, and very American, musical composition…has a beautiful and evocative lyrical quality using words of Walt Whitman.”

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