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Lost and present love : three songs for baritone and piano

by Don Kay (2013)

Lost and present love

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Lost and present love : three songs for baritone and piano / Don Kay.

Library shelf no. 783.88542/KAY 4 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

These three songs result from a very recent re-discovery of earlier attempts to set the poems involved in my middle 20s and at 30 years. My Two Monodies of 1963 comprised the second and third poems. I've now re-thought my original notations, added piano accompaniment and included A widow bird... which I'd attempted to set even earlier in the 1950s. I remembered the original melody but not the piano part, having misplaced the score. I've thorougly re-worked the song retaining an echo, only, from the original.
What drove me then and now, I think even more, was my abiding love for the poems and their complementary unity.

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: Baritone voice, piano.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I. A Widow bird (text by P.B. Shelley) -- II. All under the night moon (text by W.W. Gibson) -- III. Requiescat (text by Oscar Wilde).

Dedication note: Dedicated to Michael Lampard

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