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226                                         HOPI SONGS
The alien artistic methods which Verdi divined and has idealized in the chromatic cadences of " Aida" here present themselves in real life. In the third movement ofthe main theme is given in a form which almost exactly reproduces the motive—also a lament—
from the first act of that opera.
In Mana the sense of interval yields to the need of utterance. The melodic intention still persisting is hardly more than is inseparable from the use of the familiar melodic means. The boundary between music and speech is near.
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