• Charles T. Griffes
  • The White Peacock (1919)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)
  • 22222220timp.perccel.2hpstr
  • 6 min

Programme Note

Inspired by William Sharp’s poem of the same title, Griffes wrote that this piece “pictures a wonderful garden filled with gorgeous color, where a white peacock moves about slowly as the soul and breadth of all this beauty.” The music is intensely chromatic and marked by an impassioned Debussyan Impressionism.

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The White Peacock
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