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Soprano solo and orchestra (soprano solo, 2 vln I, 2 vln II, 2 vla, 2 vlc, 2 d.b, 3 fl, 2 cl in b flat, bsn, trb, alto sax, pno, 3 vib, s, 2 a, t, bar)

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The text is a quote from Arnold Schönberg, from his Harmonielehre (1911).

“Man muss nicht miet seiner Zeit zufrieden sein.
Aber nicht deshalb, weil sie nicht mehr dit gute, vergangene, alte,
Sondern weil si noch nicht die bessere, zukünftige, neue ist.”

“One should not be satisfied with his time.
But not because it is no longer the good, past, old,
But because it is not yet the better, prospective new.”