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Swan Songs

for baritone and guitar

Year:  1983   ·  Duration:  13m
Instrumentation:  can be sung by mezzo-soprano

Year:  1983
Duration:  13m
Instrumentation  can be sung by mezzo-soprano

Composer:   David Farquhar

Films, Audio & Samples

David Farquhar: Swan Songs ...

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David Farquhar: Swan Songs ...

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1-3, 8-9, 12-13

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Contents note

  1. The Silver Swan (i)
  2. Swan Swan
  3. Anxieties and Hopes
  4. The Silver Swan (ii)
  5. The Roasted Swan
  6. Swan Sang
  7. The Silver Swan (iii)

Text note

Traditional text used, as well as texts by Orlando Gibbons, Fleur Adcock and composer David Farquhar

Performance history

01 Apr 1980: Performed by Flora Edwards (mezzo), Michael Calvert (guitar) on 31st March 1980.

18 Dec 1991: p: Swan Songs; Griffiths and Court 171291

01 Apr 2007: Performed by Felicity Smith (soprano) and Michelle Birch (guitar)

08 Oct 2008: In Brevity

10 Oct 2008: In Brevity

13 Oct 2008: In Brevity 2

Performed by Jenny Wollerman (voice) and Jane Curry (guitar).

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