The Auden Poems

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The Auden Poems is a song cycle by Ned Rorem for voice, violin, cello, and piano. The cycle sets seven poems by W. H. Auden.

Date: 1989Composer: Ned RoremText: W. H. Auden

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1. The shield of Achilles
2. Lady, weeping at the crossroads
3. Epitaph on a tyrant
4. Lay your sleeping head, my love
5. But I can’t
6. Yes, we are going to suffer
7. Nocturne

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