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Drinking Song 2 : from "Eat and Be Eaten"

by Jennifer Fowler (2000)

Drinking Song 2


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Drinking Song 2 : for tenors and basses / Jennifer Fowler.

Library shelf no. 783.125542/FOW 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Drinking Song 2 is part of a collection of songs with the overall title of Eat and Be Eaten. The collection revolves around the subject of food in all its significance. Whereas other drinking songs, including the other one in this song cycle, tend to be a comical illustrations of the perils of over-indulgence, this song carries a rather stark metaphor for the brevity of life. So enjoy while you may......

The text is from Amphis (4th century BC), translated by Tony Harrison.

Work Details

Year: 2000

Instrumentation: Two voice parts. Can be: tenor & bass; baritone & bass; soprano & alto. One or more voices on each part.

Duration: 1 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Can be amateur singers

Performances of this work

15 Jun 03: Wigmore Hall, London UK. Featuring James Oxley, John Lofthouse.

10 Mar 02: Tudor Merchant's Hall, Southampton, UK. Featuring CoMA South.

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