Baritone and piano - Early Intermediate
Composed by Henry Mollicone. Secular, 21st century. Score. E.C. Schirmer Publishing #7916. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.7916).
ISBN 600313479168. UPC: 600313479168. English.
A humorous tune by Henry Mollicone based on the poem Bottoms Up, or The End of a Slip of a Miss by Sid Squibb. Squibb's poem is extremely amusing and fun and is set to music in a quasi ragtime style. Duration: 3'20
The Central City Opera in Colorado has performed my one-act chamber opera The Face on the Barroom Floor beginning in 1978 each season for thirty-three years, a wonderful stroke of luck for a composer! Newport Classic is now doing a feature length documentary film on Central City, the poem, and my opera. In the Teller House Bar at Central City, the actual portrait of The Face is painted on the floor; a few blocks away, there was a saloon (no longer in existence) where someone painted a portrait on the ceiling of a woman's derriere in a Can Can dress! Recently we discovered Sid Squibb's poem, which is a kind of parody of the more famous poem about The Face. I found the Squibb poem extremely amusing and fun, and set it to music in a quasi-ragtime style. -Henry Mollicone, September, 2012.