Beuk o'Newcassel Sangs

Beuk o'Newcassel Sangs

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for soprano, clarinet, and piano A Beuk o'Newcassel Sangs is the title of a nineteenth-century folk-song collection. Finnissy uses the folk-song texts, with numerous alterations, as a starting point for this own melodic material. The seven songs evoke a folk quality through the use of heavily decorated modal tunes. Only one line of melody is heard at a time, and the clarinet and piano sustain drones around the vocal part or provide linking more

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  • Sheet music | 24 pages
  • 206 x 310 x 3mm | 99g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193453258
  • 9780193453258

About Michael Finnissy

Michael Finnissy was born in Tulse Hill, London in 1946 and studied at the Royal College of Music. He later studied in Italy with Roman Vlad. He went on to create the music department of the London School of Contemporary Dance, and has been associated as composer with many notable British dance companies. He has also been musician in residence to the Victorian College of the Arts, the City of Caulfield in Australia, and the East London Late Starters Orchestra. In 1999 he was made Professor of Composition at the University of Southampton. Finnissy has been featured composer at the Bath, Huddersfield and Almeida festivals, amongst others, and his works are widely performed and broadcast worldwide. Recordings are available on various labels, notably NMC and Metier; the latter has released a cycle of CDs to great critical more

Table of contents

Up the Raw, maw bonny ; I thought to marry a parson ; Buy broom buzzems ; A' the neet ower an' ower ; As me an' me marra was gannin' ta wark ; There's Quayside fer sailors ; It's O but aw ken weelshow more