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Eat and be eaten

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Eat and be eaten : song cycle for six singers / by Jennifer Fowler.

by Jennifer Fowler (2000)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 sopranos, alto, tenor, baritone, bass, harp (in 'Introduction to Adam Lay', 'From conception to birth' and 'The swan', optional in 'On Ilkley Moor'). Instrumentation for individual songs as follows: 'Adam lay', 'Little George', 'Big George', and 'On Ilkley Moor' may be performed by chamber choir. Soprano soloist required for 'From conception to birth. 'The swan' is for tenor voice with harp. 'Drinking song' for TBarB - one or more per part) ; 'Drinking song 2' for baritone and bass singers, one or more per part.
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Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (106p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Advanced amateur or professional.

Duration: 45 mins

Contents note:

Introduction to Adam lay -- Adam lay -- Little George -- The apple tree -- From conception to birth -- Big George -- The swan -- Drinking song -- On Ilkley Moor -- Drinking song 2.

Commissioned by Song Company.

First performance by Song Company, Marshall McGuire — 6 Jun 01. Uniting Church, Paddington, Sydney

Includes programme notes.

Individual songs from the cycle can be purchased separately. Please contact the AMC if you wish to purchase materials for individual songs.

Sources of text: 'Adam lay' - Medieval lyric ; 'Introduction', 'Little George', 'The apple tree' (based on traditional text), 'From conception to birth', 'Big George' - by the composer ; 'The swan' - Carmina Burana, medieval Latin, translated and adapted by the composer ; 'Drinking song' - text taken from a 13th century French/Flemish motet, translated and adapted by the composer ; 'On Ilkley Moor' - traditional, Yorkshire ; 'Drinking song 2' - Amphis (4th century BC) translated by Tony Harrison.

Song cycle containing 9 songs, with 1 optional encore song. Individual songs may be performed separately. Can be performed with more than 1 voice per part.

'Drinking song 2' can be performed as an optional item (eg. encore item) as part of the song cycle.

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