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'The Ice Breaks' for Mixed Voice Chorus with Piano Accompaniment (1940)

This is a unison song with piano accompaniment. This is a very beautiful work with the prophetic message, "Peace will return". John Jordan notes that the bass part in the piano has a quite, almost static ostinato, which after six bars is allowed a change of register. When the words change, it moves to the right hand and is more varied. It is very rich with its adventurous use of altered notes. The text is by Randall Swingler.

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