Publisher: Edward B. Marks Music Company
This is a collection of 12 songs primarily for the classical singer to perform in recital with piano accompaniment. The songs are in a medium voice range, and could probably be performed by any voice type (soprano, mezzo-soprano, etc.), although mezzo-sopranos will find them most suitable. The music has quite a theatrical flair, although it is in a contemporary classical style. Distinctive repertoire with a twist. Arnold Weinstein's texts are as pithy as Bolcom's settings of them.
Contents: Over the Piano • Fur (Murray the Furrier) • He Tipped the Waiter • Waitin • Song of Black Max (as told by de Kooning boys) • Amor • Places to Live • Toothbrush Time • Surprise! • The Actor • Oh Close the Curtain • George.