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Carmina Juventutis: Drinking Song (Vinum bonum)

By David Conte

TTBB choir, piano 4-hands
Composed by David Conte (1955-). 21st Century. Octavo. E.C. Schirmer Publishing #6523. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.6523).

Item Number: EC.6523

ISBN 600313465239.

Carmina Juventutis (Songs of Youth) was commissioned by the Cornell University Glee Club in celebration of its 125th anniversary. Vinum Bonum (Drinking Song) opens with a majestic flourish a the singers praise"wine, the blessed creature which the pure vine produced." Following this introduction, there is a sudden change of temp to Allegro; at several passages the joyous singers clap. The majestic opening music returns as the singers entreat"the whole world to drink equal draughts, now and forever.".

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  • October 29, 2010 AMAZING

    I did this amazing work of art in high school. It was by far the best TTBB song I have done in my life, it is powerful, playful, and a great way to showcase a strong mens chorus. the Latin was not overly complicated as in some songs, and it...

    flows very nicely.

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