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Keith Gates: Music

When Hope Still Had Its Chance

Words by John Wood



The song cycle, When Hope Still Had Its Chance, was commissioned by Dr. Carol Lines. The first song, Flemish Scene, was inspired by Flemish artists, such as Bruegel the Elder, in whose paintings (such as Landscape with the Fall of Icarus) the title action is often not central to the painting, but initially obscured by other activity.

Carol Lines, Assistant Professor of Voice, McNeese State University