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1. A song or instrumental composition concerning, accompanying, or evoking daybreak.
2. A poem or song of or about lovers separating at dawn.

[French, from Old French albade, from Old Provençal albada, from alba, dawn, aubade, from Latin, feminine of albus, white; see albho- in Indo-European roots.]
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(French obad)
1. (Poetry) a song or poem appropriate to or greeting the dawn
2. (Music, other) a song or poem appropriate to or greeting the dawn
3. (Classical Music) a romantic or idyllic prelude or overture
[C19: from French, from Old Provençal aubada (unattested), from auba dawn, ultimately from Latin albus white]
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music suitable to greeting the dawn or the morning.
[1670–80; < French, Middle French]
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A poem that greets or evokes the dawn.
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total emptiness forever," he wrote in "Aubade.") Larkin ends "Church Going" by imagining some future version
Philip Larkin, in Aubade , writes of waking at four and, until dawn finally arrives, seeing only what is always there: "Unresting death".
Yet, the hunger in Wiman's view cannot just be greater than what art can satisfy; it "must be other than what art can satisfy." Which may be why, in a discussion of Philip Larkin's matchless poem on mortality, "Aubade," Wiman concludes, "Art is not enough." The personally redemptive activity of writing poetry requires at some point attention to a universally redemptive activity: "You need grace that has nothing to do with your own efforts."
He elucidates this category in "Utopia Denied: Constant Lambert's Aubade heroique" (pp.
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Ravel gave us some hints by titling each single bagatelle: Moths, Sad Birds, A Boat in the Ocean, The Jester's Aubade, and The Valley of Bells.
Saylor suggests that there are a number of passages in Lambert's own music that qualify as pastoral, especially in his most important work, the choral-orchestral Summer's Last Will and Testament; also a late piece called Aubade heroique which, like Holst's Egdon Heath a darker pastoral, was inspired by a wartime dawn in a Belgian garden and, significantly, was dedicated to Vaughan Williams for his seventieth birthday in 1942.
Murray's favourite part was the departure of the Princess; mine was the Aubade, the music that woke us every morning.
Peter's other recent concerts included shows with his own jazz trio in Boston's Post Office Square Concert Series; chamber music with mezzo-soprano D'Anna Fortunato for the Amy Beach sesquicentennial; bebop and Great American Songbook favorites with The Modernistics; and performances with Ensemble Aubade (Bloom with Francis Grimes, viola, and Mary Jane Rupert, piano and harp), showcasing Robert Russell Bennett's Seven Postcards to Old Friends and Karl Henning's Oxygen Footprint (2016, written for Aubade).