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Set to music by Ernest Bloch, Concerto Grosso was a study of the life cycle and its elements which Nancy described in her choreographic notes as, "birth-maturity-death-meeting-doing-parting-joy-creation-sadness." Again, it contained an anti-war theme. From choreographic notes we learn that the work began with a tableau introducing the family. Soon the daughter seeks independence and meets a young man --"COURTSHIP". Then there is the "CALL TO WAR/THE PARTING". The "BOY IS KILLED IN WAR" and the girl is grief-stricken dancing madly in defiance of this news. Mourners enter and create a sorrowful tableau. The final section of the music is a fugue during which all characters are onstage to restate the theme of the cycle of life.