A Mass of Life

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Choral work by Delius for SATB soloists, double ch., and orch. to Ger. text selected by F. Cassirer from Nietzsche's Also sprach Zarathustra. Comp. 1904–5. F.p. of Part 2 only, Munich 1908; f. complete p. London 1909 (in Eng.) cond. Beecham. In 1898 Delius wrote unpubd. setting of the ‘Midnight Song’ from Zarathustra for bar., male ch., and orch. (perf. London 1899). This, revised, was incorporated into the Mass.

Subjects: Music.

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