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Alexander's Feast (1697) [Poem]
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Alexander's Feast was written in 1697 for an annual festival in honour of St. Cecilia, and set to music by Jeremiah Clarke. The poet represents Alexander the Great, celebrating his victory over Darius in 331 B.C., at a banquet at which a famous flute-player, Timotheus, entertains the guests.

Original title: Alexander's Feast; or, The Power of Music: An Ode in Honour of St. Cecilia's Day
Original languages: English

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Genre: PoetryVerse

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