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Acrostic Song

David del Tredici

This moving piece is the lullaby-like concluding aria from the composer’s “Final Alice,” the fifth of six large works for soprano and orchestra based on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland books. The gentle melody, heartrending harmonies, and artful instrumental voicing give this piece a truly timeless feeling.

David del Tredici (b. 1937) is an American composer. He has won a Pulitzer Prize for Music and is a former Guggenheim and Woodrow Wilson fellow. He is considered a pioneer of the Neo-Romantic movement. He has also been described by the Los Angeles Times as "one of our most flamboyant outsider composers." He started his musical life as an aspiring pianist at age twelve and has said that if he had not been a pianist, he would have become a florist.

Last updated on April 10, 2023 by Palatine Concert Band