This milestone marks the first time the great composer offers a voice part in the original Latin. Further, the maestro goes his Pastoral Symphony one better, in that, rather than simply mirroring nature musically, or even imitating the twittering of birds as in the well-known work of the senior Mozart, here the score actually includes a choral part for a colony of woodchucks. (It is scored molto con brio.)
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Tragically, as the crowning crime of the deep-running Riemann conspiracy, that manuscript -- the only one in existence -- will be purloined tonight at midnight … from a locked room !
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Enjoy the rest of your springtide day, the very first of merry April.