The Antient Concert, Opus 89

Daron Aric Hagen

Text by Paul Muldoon
Piano Reduction/Vocal Score
Instrumentation: Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Baritone, Lyric Baritone
Item Number: VS4
Number of Pages: 77
Duration: 1:00:00
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print

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Legend has it that John McCormack and James Joyce competed in the Tenor singing competition. Joyce won the Bronz Medal that year. Many believe that it was McCormack's 1903 win of the Gold Medal that launched his career.

Five traditional ballads that Joyce and McCormack may have performed that evening are the foundation upon which the piece is built. Consequently, throughout the recital, the characters shift between "performance mode" and the expression of their internal thoughts.
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2. The Harp that Once
3. You're as Welcome as the Flowers in May
4. Tho' the Last Glimpse of Erin
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