Toward the Unknown Region

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Toward the Unknown Region. Song for mixed ch. and orch. by Vaughan Williams to words by Whitman from Whispers of Heavenly Death (1870). Comp. 1905–7. F.p. Leeds Fest. 1907. Set simultaneously in friendly competition by Holst, whose setting was judged (by the composers themselves) as inferior, and suppressed.