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Ian Venables

Publisher: Novello & Co

Vitae Summa Brevis Op 33/3
Work Notes
From 'Six Songs Op 33'
Publisher
Novello & Co Ltd
Category
Solo Voice(s) and up to 6 players
Solo Instrument(s)
High Voice
Orchestration
Alternate Orchestration
Baritone; Piano
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Programme Note
Ian Venables Vitae Summa Brevis Op 33/3
Part of the song cycle "Six Songs"

This work has been recorded by Nathan Vale and Paul Plummer on SOMM CD 063

The 19th century fin de siecle poet Ernest Dowson has a secure place in the pantheon of poets on the basis of two memorable poems, Cynara and Vitae Summa Brevis. The latter poem contains the now famous line, ‘They are not long the days of wine and roses’. Venables takes this two-stanza poem and treats it in a strophic manner, adding only occasional variation to the vocal line. Its musical language is suggestive of the sound world found in his earliest song. 2003

  • Soloist(s)
    Nathan Vale (tenor), Paul Plummer (piano)
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