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SEVEN LIMERICK SONGS: Complete Cycle for Soprano Voice and Piano

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By Paul Pisano

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Piano Accompaniment, Soprano Voice - Advanced - Digital Download
Composed by Paul Pisano and Paul Pisano. 20th Century, Romantic Period, Baroque Period, Recital, Comedy. Score. 25 pages. Published by PWP Enterprises (S0.196811).

Item Number: S0.196811

In a style somewhere between Ives and PDQ Bach, the cycle SEVEN LIMERICK SONGS employs good-natured parody of several genres (waltz, tango, tarantella, bel canto aria, march, hymnody, and verbunkos) and composers (Poulenc, Schumann, Rossini, Sousa, Bach, Saint-Saëns, Beethoven, Liszt, and Ravel) as a vehicle for vocal settings of original limericks by the composer. Individual song titles include:

1) Herm [i.e., her + him]  
2. The Young Man from Denver  
3. The Girl from Duchesne: Fantasy (or Lack Thereof) on a Theme of Schumann
4. Tarantella per i parenti lontani/Tarantella for Distant Relatives [Italian lyrics by the composer]
5. The Man from Salt Lake City
6. The Girl from Pocatello
7. The Woman from Poughkeepsie

Most of the individual songs are quite short as a result of the brevity of the limerick form. As each song is a self-contained vignette, the cycle lends itself equally well to performance in its entirety, excerpting smaller groups, or singling out individual songs as encores (especially #4 and #7).

Duration ca. 9:00; 25 pp. Songs range in difficulty from Advanced Intermediate to Advanced. Also available in keys for medium high voice (mezzo/tenor).

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