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Five Love Songs

for tenor and piano

Year:  1979   ·  Duration:  11m
Instrumentation:  can be sung by baritone

Year:  1979
Duration:  11m
Instrumentation  can be sung by baritone

Composer:   David Griffiths

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Sample Score

Sample: first page

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These songs were in 1979 for the tenor, John Miley. That year he gave their first performance and later recorded them for Radio New Zealand Concert. The Fairburn poems I have selected reflect different aspects of love; infatuation, vulnerability, frustration, whimsy and regret.

David Griffiths

Contents note

I. Change
II. Song
III. Choice
IV. Meeting
V. Let Us Make an End

Text note

Text by A.R.D. Fairburn

Performance history

02 Oct 2009: Bach and Griffiths

Performed by David Griffiths (tenor) and Christine Griffiths (piano)