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The grasshopper and the ant for alto voice, alto recorder and guitar by David Warin Solomons (1953-) - Digital Sheet Music

By David Warin Solomons

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Alto Voice, Guitar, Alto Recorder - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by David Warin Solomons (1953-). 21st Century, 20th Century, Post-Romantic, Neo-Classical. Score, Set of Parts. 10 pages. Published by David Warin Solomons (S0.121315).

Item Number: S0.121315

A setting of the La Fontaine poem La cigale et la fourmi as translated into English by my father The recording is an electronic preview, the vocal part being represented by a French horn - a performance in which I sing the words and the melody instrument is represented by an approximation of a grasshopper sound can be heard athttp://www.dwsolo.com/grasshopper.mp3The pdf file contains the score and parts.Text of this English version The Grasshopper in drowsy song Had spent the pleasant summer long, And found herself without a crumb When winter's icy blast had come. Not one small morsel could she spy Of puny worm or measly fly. So off she went to cry her want Straight to her neighbour Madame Ant, Merely asking for a loan Of bread or grain to eke her own Until the plenteous time came round. "I'll pay you back, or I'll be bound By August, word of animal, Both interest and principal." The Ants are not a lending lot Indeed that is their slightest fault. "What were you doing when 'twas hot?" She asked this impecunious sort. " To all who came, both day and night I used to sing at every chance." "You used to sing? That's fine and right! Well now's the very time - to dance!" ©S.N.Solomons.

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