Marc Blitzstein (1905-1964) was a true American original, creating compositions that straddled musical styles between traditional classical and theatre, blending social commentary and political satire with charm, simplicity and humor. This third volume devoted to the composer's vocal music presents over 50 songs and arias, many published for the first time. Interest in Blitzstein has been revived following the release of a new disc by Dawn Upshaw and a Hollywood film directed by Tim Robbins called The Cradle Will Rock. ALSO AVAILABLE: The Marc Blitzstein Songbook Vol. 1 (48008512/$39.95) and The Marc Blitzstein Songbook Vol. 2 (48008514/$39.95).
Contents: Two A.E. Housman Songs: (From Far, From Eve and Morning • Into My Heart an Air) • Nine Walt Whitman Songs: (As If a PHantom Caress'd Me • After the Dazzle of Day • Joy, Shipmate, Joy! • What Weeping Face • Gods • O Hymen! O Hymenee! • As Adam • I Am He • Ages and Ages) • from A Word out of the Sea: (Shine, shine, shine! • Till, of a sudden • Blow, blow, blow!) • What's the Matter With Me? • Two Sets of E.E. Cummings Songs: Is 5: (after all white horses are in bed • mr youse needn't be so spry • Jimmie's got a goil • you are like the snow) From Marion's Book: (o by the by • when life is quite through with • what if a much of a which of a wind • silent unday by silently not night • until and i heard • yes is a pleasant country • open your heart) • Six Songs of the 1930s and '40s: (The Way You Are • Ode to Reason • Orpheus • Dusty Sun • Lovely to get back to love • War Song) • Six Elizabethan Songs: (Sweet is the rose • Shepherd's Song • Song of the glove • Court Song • Lullaby • Vendor's Song) • Three More Shakespeare Songs: (Fool's Song • Whilst Youthful Sports • Autolycus-Dorcas-Mopsa Trio) • Four Songs of the Countess: (Hard to Say • Upstairsy • The Spot • Mystery of the Flesh) • from Juno: (Song of the Ma • Darlin' Man • Old Sayin's • For Love • Lament • Hymn) • Mary Donovan's Aria
$39.99 (US) Inventory #HL 48008520 ISBN: 9781540042514 UPC: 073999360691 Publisher Code: M051933679 Width: 9.0" Length: 12.0" 170 pages
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Series: Boosey & Hawkes Voice