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BOUGHTON'S Music Drama, The Immortal
Hour, was produced in August, 1914, at the Summer Festival of the Glastonbury Festival School. Since then, it has become ono of the most popular of such works over seen in England, having had more than one long run at London theatres.
The Faery Song is tho haunting air sung by Midir, a Prince of tho Faery folk, to Etain, a Princess from the same country, who has strayed among the humans. Midir at last lures Etain back to faeryland.
THE real miracle about Humperdinck is that he did not, like many cf his contemporaries, try to copy Wagner and die, artistically, as copyists generally do.
He met Wagner in 1879 and helped him in the production of Parsifal the year after, but in his music he only shows a little Wagnerian influence, though he learned much from his great contemporary. Hansel and Gretel is his best-loved work. The spectacular play. The Miracle, was produced at Olympia in London a few years before the war. The Suite made from it contains five Movements-a Prelude, Procession and Children's Dance, Banquet Scenes and Nuns' Dance, March of the Army and Death Motif, and Christmas Scene and Finale to Act I.

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