Blue murder (alto with piano)
by Amanda Handel (1989)
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The song has a bluesy feel with a definite twist of irony. It's all about who is getting away with blue murder and how. The music suits a blues or jazz singer - can be male or female .
Instrumentation: Low alto voice and piano and voice.
Duration: 7 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Advanced student/professional
Dedication note: Dedicated to the memory of the victims [of actions by multi-national companies in Brazil in the late 20th century].
The lyrics are the actual words delivered in a speech by Dom. Helder Camara who was the Archbishop of Brazil in the 1980's. The title is the composer's.
Suits a blues style singer and chest voice.
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