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Orbits for two pianos
  • N. Lincoln Hanks, Pepperdine University

A tone poem for two pianos based on this text by Rilke:

I live my life in growing orbits

which move out over the things of the world.

Perhaps I can never achieve the last,

but that will be my attempt.

I am circling around God, around the ancient tower,

and I have been circling for a thousand years,

and I still don't know if I am a falcon, or a storm,

or a great song.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)

  • piano,
  • duo pianos,
  • piano duet
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N. Lincoln Hanks. "Orbits for two pianos" (2012)
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