Chanticleer

Daniel Gregory Mason

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Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
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Mason prefaces the score of Chanticleer (1926) with a motto from Thoreau?s Walden: ?I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as Chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors.? Above the opening measures is another Walden quotation: ?All climates agree with brave Chanticleer. He is more indigenous even than the natives. His health is ever good, his lungs are sound, his spirits never flag.? Later a quotation from Thoreau?s Winter occurs in the score: ?Bless the Lord, O my soul, bless Him for wildness? and bless Him for hens, too, that croak and cackle.?

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Composition Date 1926
Duration 00:15:00
Orchestration 3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1; Timp. Perc. Hp. Str.