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William Bolcom: Theatrical Songs

Medium/Low Voice

By William Bolcom

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Medium/Low Voice, Piano Accompaniment
Medium/Low Voice. Composed by William Bolcom. E.B. Marks. Cabaret, Classical, Opera, Theatre. Softcover. 176 pages. Published by Edward B. Marks Music (HL.220378).

Item Number: HL.220378

ISBN 1476801983. 9x12 inches.

51 songs, including music from Casino Paradise, Dynamite Tonite, Greatshot, The Wind in the Willows, Ancient Cabaret, Minicabs, Songs to Dance, and songs not from a show, set, or cycle (“Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise” and more). With notes on the songs, manuscript facsimiles, and composer comments. Includes several first editions and first-time transpositions.

There are different songlists for the High Voice and Medium/Low Voice editions.

“There are excellent notes by the composer on all of the songs detailing their genesis and background and setting the scenes for those from shows. Some of the songs received a premiere performance, and some were composed for shows that 'never got off the ground,' as the composer says...'The Last Days of Mankind' is a song composed for a project discussed but apparently never set in motion. It is a setting of a terrifying war poem by Frank McGuinness that takes the form of a death march in C minor...In giddy contrast to the war poem is Bolcom's own 'Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise'...This collection of selected earlier songs of William Bolcom is a source for unusual material, much of which is theatrical in nature and some of which is more like art song. Singers looking for something different will find good material here.”--Journal of Singing

  • Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise 
  • Vaslav's Song 
  • Night, Make My Day 
  • Carol - Neighbors On This Frosty Tide 
  • River Song 
  • The Fight Song 
  • The Curse 
  • For Me 
  • Tears At The Happy Hour 
  • The Same Thing (The Office Girl's Lament) 
  • I Remember 
  • My Father The Gangster 
  • I'm His 
  • Drive Me, Driver 
  • I'll Be By 
  • When We Built The Church 
  • If You Can Go Beyond 
  • Messing About In Boats 
  • Rat's Song 
  • The Bird's Song 
  • Let's Go Take A Spin Around The Moon 
  • The World Has Had Great Heroes 
  • When The Toad Came Home 
  • On A Statue Of A Runner 
  • Unlucky Eutichus 
  • An Encaustic Painting 
  • Timomarchus's Picture Of Medea, In Rome 
  • Praxiteles' Aphrodite 
  • I Feel Good 
  • People Change 
  • Those 
  • Food Song #1 
  • Food Song #2 
  • I Will Never Forgive You 
  • Songette 
  • Not Even A Haiku 
  • Maxim #1 
  • Maxim #2 
  • Anyone 
  • Finale: Mystery Of The Song? 
  • This Is A Face 
  • Since I Have 
  • The Rabbit 
  • I Am Not Free 
  • From Wandering 
  • Beware 
  • I Wouldn't Die 
  • For Everything 
  • I Have Climbed 
  • The Last Days Of Mankind 
  • May I Feel 

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