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Three New Zealand Folk Song Settings - 2009

for SSATBB choir

Year:  2009   ·  Duration:  10m 30s
Instrumentation:  "The Day the Pub Burned Down" includes soprano soloist

Year:  2009
Duration:  10m 30s
Instrumentation  "The Day the Pub Burned Dow...

Composer:   Richard Oswin

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1) 'Drinking Rum and Raspberry' - tune and text by Anon - an irreverent song about consuming alcoholic beverages;

2) 'My Man's Gone' - tune and text by Anon - a mournful song in which a woman laments the loss of her partner, who has left home unannounced to try to find work during the Great Depression; and

3) 'The Day the Pub Burned Down' - text by Bob Edwards, tune Anon - a humorous tale of the demise of a local hostelry.

Contents note

1. Drinking Rum and Raspberry
2. My Man's Gone
3. The Day the Pub Burned Down

Text note

1-2. Words: Anon
3. Words: Bob Edwards

Performance history

Performed by The Jubilate Singers with soloist Liz Moolenaar, conducted by Grant Hutchinson