Karim Al-Zand: Music: Four Not So Serious Songs


Four Not So Serious Songs

four songs for baritone & piano

Four Not So Serious Songs comprise light-hearted settings of two poems by Robert Graves (1895–1985) and two by me.

Robert Graves

In This Song is Going to End our poor singer faces a looming existential crisis. An intemperate child protests his lot in Careers, a song which takes the form of a school-yard taunt. The nested structure of Warning to Children makes it a perfect poem for a patter song, its tripping rhythms spiraling down the page. Finally, So You Say is a gentle rebuke of melodramatic love songs, a parody of their romantic tropes.

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DATE
2023

DURATION
9 minutes

INSTRUMENTATION
baritone, piano

PREMIÈRE
Mark Diamond, baritone; Michael Clark, piano

SONGS
1. This Song is Going to End (Al-Zand)
2. Careers (Graves)
3. Warning to Children (Graves)
4. So You Say (Al-Zand)


SCORE
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