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WINTER WORDS

Stipple engraving by James Denison-Pender on a 33cm
diameter crystal dish by Peter Yenawine.

The engraving illustrates the eight Thomas Hardy
poems set by Benjamin Britten as his song cycle
"Winter Words" for tenor and piano. Each poem is
represented within one large and one small
petal of a stylised flower. The eight poems are:-

1. AT DAYCLOSE IN NOVEMBER
2. MIDNIGHT ON THE GREAT WESTERN
3. WAGTAIL AND BABY
4. THE LITTLE OLD TABLE
5. THE CHOIRMASTER'S BURIAL
6. PROUD SONGSTERS
7. AT THE RAILWAY STATION, UPWAY
8. BEFORE LIFE AND AFTER

Engraved on front and back surfaces.
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