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Delius composed this work in 1887 at Leipzig, after time spent managing an orange grove in Florida. He was inspired by its landscape and culture, mainly centred on the St. Johns River. The 'Daybreak' movement includes a version of the tune 'La Calinda', which Delius later used in his opera 'Koanga'.
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