Satires for SSATB a capella chorus

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EBM EBM0690007/ HL 45420

Duration (minutes): 
19
Detailed Instrumentation: 
SSATB or SSACtB a capella
William Bolcom composed both words and music for these “urban madrigals,” written for The Western Wind a cappella group in 1972. Each madrigal depicts a slice of New York City life in the early 1970′s, by turns comic, theatrical, bittersweet, haunting, and satirical. Movements: The Movie Queue, The Maternity Ward, Late, Late Show, The Funeral-Marriage, The Secret of the Universe, The University, and The Subway Beggar. For SSATBar or SSACtBar a cappella. Advanced Level. Movements: 1. The Movie Queue, 2. The Maternity Ward, 3. Late, Late Show, 4. The Funeral-Marriage, 5. The Secret of the Universe, 6. The University, 7. The Subway Beggar.