'Into The Abyss, I Throw Roses' US Premiere/ Front Range Chamber Players/ CO, USA
Oct
1
7:30 PM19:30

'Into The Abyss, I Throw Roses' US Premiere/ Front Range Chamber Players/ CO, USA

In the first concert of their 2019-2020 Season celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, join the Front Range Chamber Players in this concert of Brahms, Schumann, and Grace-Evangeline Mason’s ‘Into The Abyss, I Throw Roses’ for string trio.

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'Glass Cathedrals' /Eira Lynn Jones /Harp on Wight International Festival
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

'Glass Cathedrals' /Eira Lynn Jones /Harp on Wight International Festival

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Eira Lynn Jones will be joined by her students from the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester for the Opening Concert at the Harp on Wight International Festival. This innovative harp class enjoy finding new and interesting repertoire. They have performed under the Dinosaur at the Natural History Museum, London; a BBC Radio 3 live broadcast from the Huddersfield International Contemporary Music Festival and in a concert featuring 20 harps to celebrate the music of John Cage. The concert is to include works by Caroline Lizotte, Monika Stadler, Anna Appleby, Catherine Kontz, Grace-Evangeline Mason and Dorothy Ashby.

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'Kite Song' /Manchester Peace Song Cycle /Manchester Cathedral
Nov
10
7:30 PM19:30

'Kite Song' /Manchester Peace Song Cycle /Manchester Cathedral

This autumn, on Remembrance Sunday, Feelgood Theatre are proud to bring 'These Days - The Manchester Peace Song Cycle' back to the city for a single performance within its historic Cathedral.

Since its remarkable collaborative creation in 2018, featuring original work from 9 composers and a libretto by 'Manchester Poet', Tony Walsh, this unique and inspiring piece has been hailed as an example of what music and theatre can do, to celebrate the best of our past and learn from it too.

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'To Breathe Now' /Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra /Oxford, UK
Apr
30
7:30 PM19:30

'To Breathe Now' /Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra /Oxford, UK

It took Brahms 14 years to write his first symphony, but it was worth the wait. The piece launches with a compelling edifice of climbing strings, plunging winds and pounding drums. What follows is a work of gripping turbulence, deep conviction and exuberant joy. Before the Brahms, we welcome a friend and true aristocrat of the violin Maxim Vengerov to play the radiant song of love that is Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, where the weave of a single instrument floats, battles and rhapsodises against an orchestral mass that supports and cajoles. To open, the first performance of the orchestral version of the third movement of Grace-Evangeline Mason’s work ‘Upon Weightless Wings’ entitled ‘To Breathe Now’.

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'Glass Cathedrals' /Psappha Ensemble /Manchester, UK
Apr
30
7:30 PM19:30

'Glass Cathedrals' /Psappha Ensemble /Manchester, UK

Tonight’s packed programme features a major new work from one of our country’s greatest living composers. Commissioned by Psappha and written for incomparable jazz singer Ian Shaw and a 16-strong ensemble, Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Black Milk receives its world premiere tonight – and the composer himself will be on hand to introduce it. Grace-Evangeline Mason’s hauntingly tender piece for solo harp and Matthew Grouse’s invigorating bassoon solo complete a trio of world premieres, and our Viennese whirl ends with chamber-group classics by Webern and Berg.

Into the Music at 6.40pm (Free to ticket-holders)

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NEW WORK  /CBSO Centenary Commission /Centre Stage Concert Series
May
22
1:10 PM13:10

NEW WORK /CBSO Centenary Commission /Centre Stage Concert Series

Grace Evangeline Mason: Making Musical History

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s Centenary celebrations are about the future as well as the past, and today we invite you to help us make musical history with the world premiere of new commission for Centre Stage by the British composer Grace Evangeline Mason. A showcase for the CBSO’s principal bassoon Nikolaj Henriques gets the fun started – and wait till you hear Richard Strauss’s outrageous Till Eulenspiegel played by just seven players!

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'Mahler's Letters' Premiere /Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus
Jun
11
7:30 PM19:30

'Mahler's Letters' Premiere /Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus

Mahler called it his ‘song of the night’, and his Seventh Symphony begins in a boat on an Alpine lake and ends with trumpets raised and cowbells jangling. Along the way there are distant bugles, moonlit serenades and spine-chilling terrors: Vasily Petrenko will bring out all its fabulous colours, as well as its black humour. But first, join the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and the young British composer and Grace-Evangeline Mason for a brand new tribute to the composer inspired by the letter writing of Gustav Mahler.

Vasily Petrenko will provide an introduction from stage before this concert, to help you get even more from the experience. The post concert question time starts 15 minutes after the concert ends (Music Room) with Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko and Grace-Evangeline Mason.

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New Stage Work Premiere /Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Youth Choirs
Jul
12
2:30 PM14:30

New Stage Work Premiere /Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Youth Choirs

This concert includes the world premiere of a staged cantata inspired by the life and work of Hannah Lightbody, the Liverpool-born 18th century campaigner for the welfare and education of working-class children, featuring all three Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choirs – Melody Makers, Children's Choir and our Youth Choir. Music by Grace-Evangeline Mason, words by Lila Palmer.

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'Glass Cathedrals' /Eira Lynn Jones /Cape Town, SA
Sep
5
8:00 PM20:00

'Glass Cathedrals' /Eira Lynn Jones /Cape Town, SA

A one hour recital by UK harpist, Eira Lynn Jones. Introducing her new solo CD, Forgotten Dreams dedicated to the memory of her former harp student, friend and colleague, Helen MacLeod.

Favourite pieces by Bernard Andrés, Marcel Grandjany, Catriona McKay, Monika Stadler alongside new works by Anna Appleby, Grace-Evangeline Mason and Esther Swift.

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'Midnight Spires' Premiere /Castalian String Quartet /Cheltenham Music Festival
Jul
9
11:00 AM11:00

'Midnight Spires' Premiere /Castalian String Quartet /Cheltenham Music Festival

Castalian String Quartet

Haydn Quartet in D minor, Op.76 No 2 ‘Fifths’
Fanny Mendelssohn String Quartet in E flat
Grace-Evangeline Mason Midnight Spires (World Premiere)
Beethoven String Quartet No 8 in E minor, Op.59 No 2 ‘Razumovsky’

Beethoven’s immense and startlingly original Razumovsky quartet is contrasted with the sunny disposition of Fanny Mendelssohn’s, and the creative ambition of Haydn’s. Royal Philharmonic Society award winner Grace-Evangeline Mason completes the quartet of composers, making for a compelling recital from the Castalian String Quartet. Having scooped up several major awards, this exciting ensemble is already in great demand all over the world.

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MAGNIFICAT Premiere /Chelmsford Cathedral Choir 20th Anniversary Celebration
Jun
29
7:30 PM19:30

MAGNIFICAT Premiere /Chelmsford Cathedral Choir 20th Anniversary Celebration

To mark their 20th anniversary, Chelmsford Cathedral Girls' Choir and friends sing a programme of choral music including a specially commissioned work by Grace-Evangeline Mason. The concert concludes with Bach's wonderful setting of the Magnificat.

The girl choristers and lower voices of Chelmsford and Brentwood Cathedrals
Eboracum Baroque
Laurence Lyndon-Jones, Conductor

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The Yellow Wallpaper /23DegreeTheatre /Montreal, Canada
May
22
8:30 PM20:30

The Yellow Wallpaper /23DegreeTheatre /Montreal, Canada

After their sold out exploration of identity through contemporary opera, 23DegreeTheatre is happy to return to challenge your ‘Expectations’. Welcome to a night of contemporary opera to promote critical thought and self-awareness to help you question your expectations when you arrive to see opera, how the stories unfold in your mind, what you think is right (theatrically, morally, socially..), how you think about social issues, and, especially, question how you think the operas should end! Including ‘Entanglement’ by Charlotte Bray and ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ by Grace-Evangeline Mason.

Stage Director: Sarah Dufresne, Musical and Co-Artistic Director: Daniel Arthur, Co-Artistic Director: Lindsay Connolly

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The Yellow Wallpaper /23DegreeTheatre /Montreal, Canada
May
20
8:00 PM20:00

The Yellow Wallpaper /23DegreeTheatre /Montreal, Canada

After their sold out exploration of identity through contemporary opera, 23DegreeTheatre is happy to return to challenge your ‘Expectations’. Welcome to a night of contemporary opera to promote critical thought and self-awareness to help you question your expectations when you arrive to see opera, how the stories unfold in your mind, what you think is right (theatrically, morally, socially..), how you think about social issues, and, especially, question how you think the operas should end! Including ‘Entanglement’ by Charlotte Bray and ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ by Grace-Evangeline Mason.

Stage Director: Sarah Dufresne, Musical and Co-Artistic Director: Daniel Arthur, Co-Artistic Director: Lindsay Connolly

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The Yellow Wallpaper /23DegreeTheatre /Montreal, Canada
May
19
8:00 PM20:00

The Yellow Wallpaper /23DegreeTheatre /Montreal, Canada

After their sold out exploration of identity through contemporary opera, 23DegreeTheatre is happy to return to challenge your ‘Expectations’. Welcome to a night of contemporary opera to promote critical thought and self-awareness to help you question your expectations when you arrive to see opera, how the stories unfold in your mind, what you think is right (theatrically, morally, socially..), how you think about social issues, and, especially, question how you think the operas should end! Including ‘Entanglement’ by Charlotte Bray and ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ by Grace-Evangeline Mason.

Stage Director: Sarah Dufresne, Musical and Co-Artistic Director: Daniel Arthur, Co-Artistic Director: Lindsay Connolly

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Apr
30
10:00 PM22:00

'A Song of Christ's Glory' /Chapel Choir of Emmanuel College, Cambridge

All are welcome to the Chapel of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, for Compline - a short meditative service of music and prayer to end the day. It is led by The Chapel Choir of Emmanuel College, Cambridge who will be singing the Introit 'Terra tremuit' by Byrd and one of last term's newly commissioned anthems, 'A Song of Christ's Glory' by Grace-Evangeline Mason. There is half an hour of silence and reflection in the Chapel beforehand from 9:30pm

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'Kite Song' /Salford Keys Duo /Didsbury Coffee Concerts
Mar
30
11:00 AM11:00

'Kite Song' /Salford Keys Duo /Didsbury Coffee Concerts

The Didsbury Coffee Concerts take place in Emmanuel Church on Saturday mornings between the end of September and the beginning of July.

In this concert, Salford Keys are joined by Daniella Sicari, to form a Soprano, Flute and Clarinet trio to perform a range of works, including a new orchestration of Grace-Evangeline Mason’s ‘Kite Song’. In addition, the RNCM Chamber Choir will perform works under Stuart Overington, director. The full programme is to be announced.

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'KINTSUKUROI: (Golden Repair)' OUO, Tokyo, JP
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

'KINTSUKUROI: (Golden Repair)' OUO, Tokyo, JP

Oxford University Orchestra with Japanese Orchestra Motif

横浜会場 演目
オックスフォード大学オーケストラ with オーケストラ MOTIF

ホルスト:木星《ジュピター》(編曲版)Holst Jupiter
ベートーベン:ロマンス第2番 Beethoven Romance No.2 (ヴァイオリン 日置 駿)
バーターワース:シュロップシャーの若者 Butterworth Shropshire lad
メイソン:金繕い(きんつくろい) Mason KINTSUKUROI: (Golden Repair)
エルガー:威風堂々第5番+エニグマ変奏曲第9変奏(ニムロッド)(編曲版) Elgar Pomp and CircumstanceNo.5+Nimrod
外山雄三:管弦楽のためのラプソディー Yuzo Toyama Rhapsody for Orchestraア ソング フォー ジャパン(編曲版 金管9重奏)A Song for Japan

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'Faint Flight' US Premiere /PBO Sessions /Stanford CA
Mar
7
8:00 PM20:00

'Faint Flight' US Premiere /PBO Sessions /Stanford CA

For the first time, Philharmonia brings PBO SESSIONS to Stanford. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and performer Caroline Shaw presents her acclaimed compositions and works by Pärt and Leonarda in a program that showcases the synergies between old and new music, including Grace-Evangeline Mason’s ‘Faint Flight’.

This historically-informed program will captivate the ears of early music enthusiasts as much as those who crave contemporary cadence. The charismatic composer joins conductor Nic McGegan and countertenor Daniel Moody. Mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter moderates this cabaret-style experience, complete with no host bar.

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A Song of Christ's Glory Premiere /Chapel Choir of Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Mar
3
6:00 PM18:00

A Song of Christ's Glory Premiere /Chapel Choir of Emmanuel College, Cambridge

The theme of the sermons at Evensong on Sundays in Lent Term is based around Songs of the Bible.

Singing, and in particular singing praise to God, is central to the life of faith. Unsurprisingly the Bible is full of songs that different people sing in different circumstances and for different reasons. In the Psalms we have a whole book of such songs. This sermon, A Song of Christ’s Glory, is accompanied by the world premiere of a piece that has been specially commissioned from Grace-Evangeline Mason to go with these songs.

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'Tenebrae Factae Sunt' /Choir of Somerville College, Oxford
Mar
3
5:30 PM17:30

'Tenebrae Factae Sunt' /Choir of Somerville College, Oxford

Somerville Chapel is a non-denominational and inclusive space. Every Sunday evening during term a speaker is invited to give a short talk accompanied by readings and music from the Somerville College Choir. These events are free and open to the public – all are very warmly welcomed to attend.

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'Night and Sleep II' /Kokoro /BSO Composer's Day
Mar
2
10:30 AM10:30

'Night and Sleep II' /Kokoro /BSO Composer's Day

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kokoro will perform new compositions in workshops led by Sally Beamish as part of the BSO’s Composers’ Day as well as a panel discussion on new music ensembles, Publishers and Trusts. The BSO has a long history of championing new music and is once again opening the doors of the Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts for a full day of public workshops which are open to all composers.

12:15 - 13:30 | Kokoro Workshop Part 2 | Concert Hall
12:15 Grace-Evangeline Mason Night and Sleep II

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Choral works /Choir of Somerville College, Oxford
Feb
19
8:00 PM20:00

Choral works /Choir of Somerville College, Oxford

Somerville College Choir Arts Week Concert

Somerville Chapel is a non-denominational and inclusive space. Every Sunday evening during term a speaker is invited to give a short talk accompanied by readings and music from the Somerville College Choir. These events are free and open to the public – all are very warmly welcomed to attend.

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'Amongst The Cinders'/ Gillian Blair/ Borough New Music
Feb
19
1:00 PM13:00

'Amongst The Cinders'/ Gillian Blair/ Borough New Music

Borough New Music takes a deliberately open-minded and experimental approach and seeks to provide a platform for performers and promote the enjoyment and appreciation of the music of today to a wider audience.

Tuesday 19 February 2019, 1pm: Featured Instrument: Saxophone
Gillian Blair (saxophone), Lauryna Sableviciute (piano)


Lucy Pankhurst (b. 1981):In Somnium (2015)
Jenni Watson (b. 1985): Chasing Angels (2012)
Grace-Evangeline Mason (b. 1994): Amongst The Cinders (2017)
Lucy Armstrong (b. 1991): The Singing Fish (2017)

The website of Gillian Blair, Saxophonist, can be found here.

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'Into The Abyss, I Throw Roses' Premiere /SoundState@Southbank /PLGMT /Eblana String Trio
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

'Into The Abyss, I Throw Roses' Premiere /SoundState@Southbank /PLGMT /Eblana String Trio

SoundState Sessions Volume 2, presented by the Park Lane Group at the Southbank Centre.

Join solo harpist Gabriella Jones and the Eblana String Trio for British works from the new millenium. Featuring a new piece by Deborah Pritchard and the premiere of ‘Into The Abyss, I Throw Roses’ by Grace-Evangeline Mason.

This series is presented by the Park Lane Group, who have spent six decades introducing rising talent to London audiences with performances of contemporary music.

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Orchestra of Somerville College, Oxford /cond. Grace-Evangeline Mason
Nov
28
7:30 PM19:30

Orchestra of Somerville College, Oxford /cond. Grace-Evangeline Mason

The orchestra of Somerville College, Oxford, presents their Michaelmas concert 2018, conducted by Grace-Evangeline Mason. The programme includes movements from Hummel's Trumpet Concerto with soloist Finlay Dove, music from Bizet's Carmen, as well as showcasing an exciting vocal ensemble singing classics and a selection of Mason’s choral works. 7:30pm in the Somerville College Chapel followed by a drinks reception in the Britten Williams Room, free entry.

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'Kite Song' - The Manchester Peace Song Cycle
Nov
21
7:45 PM19:45

'Kite Song' - The Manchester Peace Song Cycle

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Specially commissioned classical Song Cycle to commemorate Manchester’s 100 yrs of war and peace featuring ten songs by ten composers, including Grace-Evangeline Mason’s ‘Kite Song’.  It will commemorate Manchester’s place in world history during war and peace time.   The song cycle will include poetry by Simon Armitage and Wilfred Owen who was in the Manchester Regiment and the narrative will be story lined by Manchester poet Tony Walsh and Caroline Clegg.  

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'Kite Song' Premiere - The Manchester Peace Song Cycle
Nov
18
3:00 PM15:00

'Kite Song' Premiere - The Manchester Peace Song Cycle

Specially commissioned classical Song Cycle to commemorate Manchester’s 100 yrs of war and peace. Preceded by unveiling of the Heaton Park War Memorial in the park.

Following the unveiling of the new War Memorial in Heaton Park the world premiere of A Manchester Peace Song Cycle will take place inside Heaton Halls Music Room. Musicians, singers and actors will perform this new commission which features ten songs by ten composers, including Grace-Evangeline Mason’s ‘Kite Song’.  It will commemorate Heaton Park and Manchester’s place in world history during war and peace time.   The song cycle will include poetry by Simon Armitage and Wilfred Owen who was in the Manchester Regiment and the narrative will be story lined by Manchester poet Tony Walsh and Caroline Clegg.  

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'Fafaia' Premiere /LSO Community Choir
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

'Fafaia' Premiere /LSO Community Choir

Now in its 15th year, the LSO Community choir is a sociable group of 120 mixed-ability singers who make up a diverse cross-section of the local community. In this concert themed around remembrance, the choir, under conductor David Lawrence, will premiere Grace-Evangeline Mason's commissioned work 'Fafaia', which is a setting of poem of the same name by the World War I poet Rupert Brooke.

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'As Bronze' Premiere/ RLPO Youth Company/ Wilfred Owen Commemoration Festival '18
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

'As Bronze' Premiere/ RLPO Youth Company/ Wilfred Owen Commemoration Festival '18

As part of the Wilfred Owen Commemoration Festival 2018 to celebrate the centenary of the First World War, this event features an evening of music and poetry remembering the life and work of Wilfred Owen and his comrades from Birkenhead, including The Wilfred Owen Choir, settings of Wilfred Owen poems, performances by Christ Church Organist Paul Broadhurst, readings by Rt Hon Frank Field MP, Dame Patricia Routledge, and Mark Evans, and performances by Members of The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Youth Company including the premiere of Grace-Evangeline Mason's piece 'As Bronze' inspired by the Wilfred Owen poem, 'As Bronze May Be Much Beautified'.

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'Upon Weightless Wings'/ RLPO Ensemble 10/10 /Liverpool
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

'Upon Weightless Wings'/ RLPO Ensemble 10/10 /Liverpool

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's new music group, Ensemble 10/10, celebrates their 21st Birthday in this special concert.

As Ensemble 10/10 turns 21, and Estonia celebrates 100 years of independence, this is a portrait of a small nation with a big musical voice. Three pieces by Pärt form the quiet centre of a concert that places the utterly individual sounds of Lepo Sumera and Erkki-Sven Tüür alongside the music of Liverpool composer Stephen Davismoon and a premiere from Grace-Evangeline Mason, our Christopher Brooks Competition Prize Winner, in association with the Rushworth Foundation.

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'Upon Weightless Wings' Premiere/ RLPO Ensemble 10/10 /Rose Theatre
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

'Upon Weightless Wings' Premiere/ RLPO Ensemble 10/10 /Rose Theatre

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's new music group, Ensemble 10/10, celebrates their 21st Birthday in this special concert.

As Ensemble 10/10 turns 21, and Estonia celebrates 100 years of independence, this is a portrait of a small nation with a big musical voice. Three pieces by Pärt form the quiet centre of a concert that places the utterly individual sounds of Lepo Sumera and Erkki-Sven Tüür alongside the music of Liverpool composer Stephen Davismoon and a premiere from Grace-Evangeline Mason, our Christopher Brooks Competition Prize Winner, in association with the Rushworth Foundation.

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