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Yeats' grave
Written in 2010
Cold Eye
Chamber Orchestra (classical)
8 minutes
Difficulty level: Moderate to easy
The Irish poet, W B Yeats, is buried in Drumcliffe, Co. Sligo, amid a landscape of bare mountains blasted by Atlantic winds. He instructed that the following lines from his poem Under Ben Bulben be carved on his tombstone: Cast a cold Eye
 On Life, on Death.
 Horseman, pass by.
Instrumentation: 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns, strings Instrumental substitutions are acceptable - flutes for oboes, clarinet doubling bass clarinet for bassoon, saxophones for horns.
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