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Britten: Selections from The Beggar's Opera

Realized from the original airs of John Gay's Ballad Opera (1728)

16 Songs for Various Voice Types

Britten: Selections from The Beggar's Opera

Realized from the original airs of John Gay's Ballad Opera (1728)

16 Songs for Various Voice Types

Series: Boosey & Hawkes Voice Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes Format: Softcover Composers: John Gay, Benjamin Britten Editor: Richard Walters

This new selection of 13 solos for various voice types and three duets makes Britten's distinctive realizations, never before published apart from the vocal score, available at an affordable price. Includes preface articles and plot notes. These are lively and vivid versions of these colorful tunes. Contents: 'Tis woman that seduces all mankind (tenor) • If love the virgin's heart invade (mezzo-soprano) • Virgins are like the fair flower (mezzo-soprano) • I, like a ship in storms, was tossed (mezzo-soprano) • A fox may steal your hens, Sir (duet for mezzo-soprano and bass) • The miser thus a shilling sees (duet for mezzo-soprano and tenor) • If the heart of a man is depressed with cares (tenor) • Man may escape from rope and gun (tenor) • Thus when a good housewife sees a rat/How cruel are the traytors (soprano) • Why how now, Madam Flirt! (duet for soprano and mezzo-soprano) • When young at the bar/Ungrateful Macheath! (soprano) • Thus gamesters united in friendship (baritone) • I'm like a skiff on the ocean tossed (soprano)o O cruel, cruel case! (tenor).

  • 'Tis woman that seduces all mankind
  • A fox may steal your hens, Sir (duet)
  • I'm like a skiff on the ocean tossed
  • I, like a ship in storms, was tossed
  • If love the virgin's heart invade
  • If the heart of a man is depressed with cares
  • Man may escape from rope and gun
  • O cruel, cruel case!
  • The miser thus a shilling sees (duet)
  • Thus gamesters united in friendship
  • Thus when a good housewife sees a rat/How cruel are the traytors
  • Virgins are like the fair flower
  • When young at the bar/Ungrateful Macheath!
  • Why how now, Madam Flirt! (duet)
  • Piano Accompaniment
  • Voice

$14.95 (US) Inventory #HL 48019420 ISBN: 9781423451877 UPC: 884088135898 Publisher Code: M051933990 Width: 9.0" Length: 12.0" 48 pages

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