Drinking Song 2 : from "Eat and Be Eaten"
by Jennifer Fowler (2000)
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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.
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
10 Mar 02: Tudor Merchant's Hall, Southampton, UK. Featuring CoMA South.
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