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In the mid 1950's, an unsuspecting Martian visitor was captured by the Russians and held in a vault underneath the home of composer Dimitri Shostakovich, because.......well who would look there?  This is the story of the new world the Martian encountered daily. As is the nature of a Passacaglia, the theme here is present from the first measure to the last, relenting ONLY in the very last measure to give nod to Shostakovich's signature "initials," though with a slight twist.

to Liz Love

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