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Pastoral Music

By Helen Harrington / July 8, 1992



The sound, as pastoral as the scene: a flute note that is shepherds, sheep, an oboe tone as rich and deep as woodland pools or meadow-green; a drum like horses' beating hooves, a violin that, bird-like, sings a sonorous trombone throb that moves like the shadow-swish of wings ... The record player, somewhere near, has captured everything I see and some things I could hardly hear, but feel - and plays it back to me! I lean against a tree and sense the history of skies and lands - all that emotion understands beyond the eyes' experience.

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