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Out of the tragedy of the September 11th terrorist attacks has come some incredible music in tribute. We take a look at some of the very best pieces written by composers from America and beyond, whether they were there when the attacks happened or were simply inspired by the events themselves.
Rorem himself has described Aftermath as the piece he's most proud of. The Pulitzer-winning composer originally received the commission for the piece before the attacks took place, but he felt that it would be impossible to not reference them in some way. He told NPR: "Since I'm a Quaker and a pacifist, I wanted to write something that would reflect my sentiments in those directions. So I wrote Aftermath, which is all on poems that are anti-war or the results of war, or in a more distant way a remorse for any death."
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