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The World is Beautiful Tonight

for mezzo-soprano and piano

Year:  2023   ·  Duration:  2m

Year:  2023
Duration:  2m

Composer:   Kenneth Young

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Kenneth Young introduces 'T...

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Kenneth Young: The World is...

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The contrast of wonder at the beauty of the night and all who glow in it, alongside the poet’s self-despair, appealed to me very much in this short verse. One of Mansfield’s most poignant.

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Commissioned for ‘Child of the Sun’ — A Celebration of Katherine Mansfield in Song

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Text by Katherine Mansfield