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The 16 mm film footage of Edna St. Vincent Millay was taken by composer Deems Taylor, with whom Millay collaborated as librettist on the rst American opera commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera, The King’s Henchman, which opened at the Met in 1927 to rave reviews. Also recognizable are Millay’s husband Eugen Boissevain; Taylor’s wife, actress/poet Mary Kennedy; and Millay and Eugen’s friends, Arthur and Gladys Ficke. Use of the footage, accompanied by Taylor’s original music, was granted courtesy of Michael Cook, Deems Taylor’s grandson. 

Deems Three Century Suite (Excluding Pavan - 1st movement)

Pavan by Deems Taylor (Alfresco Theater mix)