What Shall I Sing? David Lumsdaine

What Shall I Sing? cover
Duration
16 mins
Composed
1982
Published
1997
Categories

Voice, accompanied Voice(s) & 1-3 Instruments

Instrumentation
1 Soprano, 2 B-flat Clarinet

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soprano and two clarinets

Programme note

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What Shall I Sing? (1982) is a collection of short songs on various texts, mostly traditional nursery rhymes, for soprano and two clarinets. The work was commissioned by Karen Jackson for Ian Taylor and first performed at the 1983 Helmsley Festival.
 

1. Sing, sing (1)                                                0'39

2. Dame Trot & her cat                                    0'28

3. Round and round                                        1'28
4. The Common Cormorant
            (a patriotic allegory)                            1'18
5. Peas & Honey                                             0'25
6. Granfa' Grigg                                              0'21
7. Roman Wall Blues                                      2'34
8. Sing, sing (2)                                               0'43
9. Three young rats                                         1'20
10. Pig's Jig, or Pig of the Middleway            0'41
11. A man of words                                        3'15
12. Wind among the pines                              0'59
13. The more fool am I                                   1'21

Premiere
Diana Crockford, Helmsley Festival, July 1983
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