Inquietus, op. 66
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Inquietus is a dark idyll in memory of Peter Pears, companion-piece to the Ode for his sixtieth birthday ten years before.  In it the obbligato solo instruments of Britten's Nocturne (except timpani) come forward one by one without their voice to make successive lamentation or protest, before a concluding tutti offers resolution without consolation. 
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