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A latter day Ronsard

By David Warin Solomons

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Alto Voice, Baritone Voice, Guitar - Intermediate
Composed by David Warin Solomons (1953-). 21st Century, 20th Century, Renaissance, Comedy, Secular. Score, Set of Parts. Published by David Warin Solomons (S0.52677).

Item Number: S0.52677

21st Century, 20th Century, Renaissance, Comedy, Secular.

Setting of a poem by Stanley N Solomons inspired by the poem "Fillette fillette" by Raymond Queneau(Si t'imagines...) . The setting is for alto and classical guitar but the vocal part can also be sung by a baritone.In the same way that Queneau reflected the "gather ye rosebuds" ideas of Ronsard, the poem and the music here are a sort of 20th century re-imagining of the sentiment with which Ronsard would have been familiar... in a neo-Renaissance style.The setting is for alto voice and guitar.The pdf file contains the full score for two performers and also a separate guitar part if the guitarist prefers to use that.The audio sample is the original performance by the composer - with added crumhorn samples. (The crumhorns are not in the score, they are totally optional and would merely follow the guitar part, if they were available).====If you but think,Think on and onMy little one.If you but thinkIt will go on ...Going for ever,This time of loveThis time for lovers,You’re for a fall,My little girl,You’re for a fallIf you maintainYou will retainFine blushing skinAnd waist cinched inDelicate armsFine varnished nailsTender of thighAnd fleet of foot,And if you think my sweetIt will be trueGoing for youYou're for a fallMy little girl,You're for a fall.Gone the good days,Pleasure and holidays.Planets in orbitCircle arounbdBut you my sweetYou will go straightToward the unknownAnd overblownwith sagging skinand treble chinHeavy with fatand flesh that's slackCome gather ye rosesLook ye around,My little oneBlossoms aboundLet them reposeOn the slack tideOf every happiness.So, gather them allOr you'll be surePride comes before a fall.

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