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Inscription of Hope

Does anyone know the original source upon which Stroope based the text to Inscription of Hope?  I am interested in the original words/poetry.
Thanks so much.
Ginny Kerwin
Replies (3): Threaded | Chronological
on May 26, 2015 3:37am
Hi Ginny -
This seems to be the background material you mention.
Best wishes,
on May 28, 2015 3:16am
Thanks Mike.  We want to use the text in a different context and I want to make sure the words are the original ones on the tablets.  This reference seems to indicate that they are.
on May 27, 2015 10:39am
Hi Ginny. I am glad Mike responded with the source of the text. I am more concerned, however, about the source of the music. The octavo states that the tune is "Quoting a Russian Folk Tune." However a Russian conductor who was reviewing my children's choir CD recording called me up and said (alarmingly) that this was a popular tune in Russia that was very much still under copyright protection. Of course, I have no way of verifying that, but I now use the piece with caution.
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