A Burns Sequence: Vocal Score

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Oxford University Press, May 4, 1995 - Music - 62 pages
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for 3 opt. soloists (mezzo-soprano, tenor, and baritone), SATB, and orchestra
A Burns Sequence takes eight poems by Robert Burns that are mainly secular, such as 'My luve is like a red, red rose' and 'O whistle an' I'll come to you.' and sets them to memorable arrangements that can be performed together as a song cycle or individually.

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Contents

Prayer under the pressure of violent anguish
1
Raging Fortune
7
Will ye go to the Indies my Mary?
15
Ca the yowes to the knowes
27
McPhersons farewell
33
Paraphrase of the First Psalm
43
match this wonderful tune Nevertheless I have used his earlier version which though less lit
56
Copyright

About the author (1995)

John Gardner, one of the authors of the well-known James Bond stories, was born in Northumberland, England on November 20, 1926. He attended Cambridge University and was a member of the Royal Marines. He became a journalist and a critic after leaving the service. Gardner's first novel was "The Liquidator" (1964) and it introduced the character Boysie Oakes. In the 1970's, he wrote a series of novels known as the Moriarty Journals, which brought back Professor Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes' nemesis. In the 1980's, the holders of the James Bond copyright commissioned him to begin a new series with 007. The first Bond novel written by Gardner was "License Renewed" (1981), which was a success. From that point on, Gardner produced a new Bond novel every year, with the exception of 1985, until he retired from the series in 1996. The Bond titles that followed were "For Special Services" (1982), "Icebreaker" (1983), "Role of Honour" (1984), "Nobody Lives Forever" (1986), "No Deals, Mr. Bond" (1987), "Scorpius" (1988), "Win, Lose, or Die" (1989), "Brokenclaw" (1990), "The Man from Barbarossa" (1991), "Death is Forever" (1992), "Never Send Flowers" (1993), "Seafire" (1994), and "Cold" (aka Cold Fall) (1996).