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Richard Alston Dance Company

Richard Alston Dance Company returned to the Kasser Theater at Montclair State University for its final American engagement before the company closed its doors after 25 years. A selection of works including Brahms Hungarian highlights the unflagging invention of this beloved group, led by Sir Richard Alston, one of the world’s finest choreographers celebrating his 50th year of making dances.

AIRED: February 12, 2021 | 1:40:25
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♪ The flute and the trumpet

♪ Beauty's conquest of your face ♪

♪ In that land of flesh and bone ♪

♪ Where from citadels on high

♪ Her imperial standards fly

♪ Let the hot sun

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♪ But the unlov'd have had power ♪

♪ The weeping and striking

♪ Always

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♪ Time will bring their hour

♪ Their secretive children walk ♪

♪ Through your vigilance of breath ♪

♪ To unpardonable death

♪ And my vows

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♪ Before his

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♪ Now the leaves are falling fast ♪

♪ Nurse's flowers will not last ♪

♪ Nurses to the graves are gone ♪

♪ And the prams go rolling on

♪ Whisp'ring neighbors, left and right ♪

♪ Pluck us from the real delight ♪

♪ And the active hands must freeze ♪

♪ Lonely on the sep'rate knees

♪ Dead in hundreds at the back

♪ Follow wooden in our track

♪ Arms raised stiffly to reprove ♪

♪ In false attitudes of love

♪ Starving through the leafless wood ♪

♪ Trolls run scolding for their food ♪

♪ And the nightingale is dumb

♪ And the angel will not come

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♪ Cold, impossible, ahead

♪ Lifts the mountain's lovely head ♪

♪ Whose white waterfall could bless ♪

♪ Travellers in their last

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♪ Look, stranger, at this island now ♪

♪ The leaping light for your delight discovers ♪

♪ Stand stable here

♪ And silent be

♪ That through the channels of the ear ♪

♪ May wander like a river

♪ The swaying sound of the sea

♪ Here at the small field's ending pause ♪

♪ Where the chalk wall falls to the foam ♪

♪ And its tall ledges oppose the pluck ♪

♪ And knock of the tide

♪ And the shingle scrambles after the sucking surf ♪

♪ And the gull lodges a moment on its sheer side ♪

♪ Far off like floating seeds the ships ♪

♪ Diverge on urgent voluntary errands ♪

♪ And the full view

♪ Indeed may enter

♪ And move in memory as now these clouds do ♪

♪ That pass the harbor mirror

♪ And all the summer through the water ♪

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♪ Now through night's caressing grip ♪

♪ Earth and all her oceans slip ♪

♪ Capes of China slide away

♪ From her fingers into day

♪ And th' Americas incline

♪ Coasts towards her shadow line ♪

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♪ Now the ragged vagrants creep ♪

♪ Into crooked holes to sleep

♪ Just and unjust, worst and best ♪

♪ Change their places as they rest ♪

♪ Awkward lovers like in fields ♪

♪ Where disdainful beauty yields ♪

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♪ While the splendid and the proud ♪

♪ Naked stand before the crowd

♪ And the losing gambler gains

♪ And the beggar entertains

♪ May sleep's healing power extend ♪

♪ Through these hours to our friend ♪

♪ Unpursued by hostile force

♪ Traction engine, bull, or horse ♪

♪ Or revolting succubus

♪ Calmly till the morning break ♪

♪ Let him lie

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♪ Then gently wake

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♪ As it is, plenty

♪ As it's admitted

♪ The children happy And the car, the car ♪

♪ That goes so far And the wife devoted ♪

♪ To this as it is,

♪ To the work and the banks

♪ Let his thinning hair And his hauteur ♪

♪ Give thanks, give thanks.

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♪ All that was thought

♪ As like as not, is not

♪ When nothing was enough

♪ But love, but love

♪ And the rough future

♪ Of an intransigent nature

♪ And the betraying smile, betraying, but a smile ♪

♪ That that is not, is not

♪ Forget, forget

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♪ Let him not cease to praise

♪ Then his spacious days

♪ Yes, and the success

♪ Let him bless, let him bless

♪ Let him see in this

♪ The profits larger

♪ And the sins venal, lest he see as it is ♪

♪ The loss as major

♪ And final, final

♪ Final, final

♪ Fi-i-i-i-i-i-i-inal

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♪ Beauty's conquest of your face ♪

♪ In that land of flesh and bone ♪

♪ Where from citadels on high

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