Monthly Archives: December 2012

Liberty Street – Death (Liberty Street, approaching Ground Zero)

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Death sounds his reply in ominous though seductive undertones. So says he: “Give me your hand, you lovely and tender form / I am a friend, and come not to punish / Be of good cheer! I am not savage, … Continue reading

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Liberty Street – The Maiden (Maiden Lane)

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The maiden, enters and commences her desperate refrain in a contralto voice: “Pass over me! / Pass over me! / Go, you wild man-of-bones! / I am still young. / Go, rather, / And don’t touch me / And don’t … Continue reading

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Liberty Street – Introduction (South Street Seaport)

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The song begins in D minor.  The mood is portentous.  Eight bars of soft, but sinister chords on the piano echo Death himself, emerging from the water and creeping softly up to the unsuspecting maiden. The landscape here is a … Continue reading

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Manhattan in 12 Streets: Liberty St – Death and the Maiden

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Liberty Street is a short street. It is quite possibly the shortest little slip of a street on this Grand Tour of Manhattan. In fact, it doesn’t even go the whole way across the small island, but morphs into Maiden … Continue reading

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