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Forever Young (2000)
From Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan
For soprano and chorus a cappella


see also the complete Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan, in the version with orchestra, and
in the version with piano


First performed January 6, 2008, at the Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, MN


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Duration  5 minutes


Program note

Bob Dylan's elegant and moving text to his song "Forever Young" was the inspiration for this setting. It appears as the last song of my cycle "Mr. Tambouring Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan," and I set it as simply as a folk song. Later on, I provided this transcription for solo soprano and a cappella chorus. John Corigliano

                     — John Corigliano

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