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Sings Harry

for tenor and piano

Year:  1953   ·  Duration:  10m

Year:  1953
Duration:  10m

Composer:   Douglas Lilburn

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Sample Score

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Harry is a back-country character created by the New Zealand poet Denis Glover in a collection of poems entitled Sings Harry, first published by his Caxton Press in 1951. In 1953 Douglas Lilburn set six of these in what has become one of the most popular and firmly established song cycles in the New Zealand repertoire.

Contents note

Six songs:
1. "These songs will not stand"
2. "When I am old sings Harry"
3. Once the Days
4. The Casual Man
5. The Flowers of the Sea
6. I Remember

Text note

Text by Denis Glover

Performance history

11 May 1990: Performed by Neil Griffiths (tenor) and Margaret Lion (piano) at St John's Smith Square, in London

14 Mar 2010: James Rodgers Benefit Concert

16 Aug 2011: Performed by Raynard F. Blampied (tenor) and Stan Ford (pianist) during the Salzburg Festival in Austria

30 May 2015: Sings Harry, Bill and Mick | Australia and New Zealand Festival of Literature and Arts

30 Sep 2015: Sings Harry, Bill and Mick

Performed by Terence Finnigan (tenor), Frederick Page (piano)

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