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Five Songs

Voice and Piano

By Gian Carlo Menotti

Piano, Vocal
Voice and Piano. Composed by Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-). Vocal Collection. Classical, Collection, Contemporary, Italian. 24 pages. G. Schirmer #ED3596. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50480034).

Item Number: HL.50480034

ISBN 9780634017063. 9x12 inches.

Written in 1983, with texts in English by the composer. The music is charged with emotion and a spinning, lyric line. This is Menotti's best recital work to date. Contents: The Eternal Prisoner • The Idle Gift • The Longest Wait • My Ghost • The Swing.

  • The Eternal Prisoner (Menotti) 
  • The Idle Gift (Menotti) 
  • The Longest Wait (Menotti) 
  • My Ghost (Menotti) 
  • The Swing 

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  • February 20, 2007 Menotti that is not annoying!

    I was pleasantly surprised by Five Songs. The tone differs significantly from piece to piece, and they are not at all repetitive like "The Consul." The range is demanding (prolonged passages above and below the staff), but the text is beautiful and the melodic line interesting. Definitely worth adding to...

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