• Poul Ruders
  • Pestilence Songs (1975)

  • Edition Wilhelm Hansen Copenhagen (World)
  • pf, gtr
  • Soprano
  • 15 min

Programme Note

Pestilence Songs er komponeret i 1974 til sopranen Grith Fjeldmose til tekst af den engelske renæssancedigter Thomas Nash A Lament in Time of Pestilence, et klagedigt om den sorte døds hærgen i London.

Pestilence Songs er et pasticheværk, et melodrama, der kombinerer renæssance- såvel som kabaretmusik.

- Poul Ruders

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Pestilence Songs: I. Adieu, farewell earth's bliss!
Pestilence Songs: II. Rich men, trust not in wealth
Pestilence Songs: III. Beauty is but a flower
Pestilence Songs: IV. Strength stoops unto the grave
Pestilence Songs: V. Wit with his wantonness
Pestilence Songs: VI. Haste, therefore, each degree

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