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Past 2 o’clock

Past 2 o'clock

-a “modern madrigal” for unaccompanied male voice choir

(with ad lib oral percussion)

Loosely based on the tune London Waits (Past 3 o'clock)

composed and performed by David W Solomons

for male voice choir or SATB mixed choir


Download Past 2 o'clock (mp3)



Past two o'clock

all singing and dancing

past two o'clock

the party's in full flow


pity the neighbour

do him a favour

give him some earplugs

for good behaviour


sing to him gentle

or he'll go mental

he's started shouting

words non-parental

(Goodness!)


his ears are ringing

stones he'll start flinging

he doesn't like the

songs that we're singing


He's pulled the fuse now

We'll have to choose now

whether to stop and

admit that we lose now


despite that fellah

we're feelin' mellah

since we're unplugged

we'll sing a cappella



The score can be obtained here:

Past two o’clock (male voice choir TTBarB) (in C)

Past two o’clock (male voice choir TTBarB) (in D)

Past two o'clock  (Men’s Voices - ATBarB)                   video

Past two o’clock (mixed choir - SATB)


Instrumental versions are now also available:


Flute quartet                                                             video

Brass quartet

Wind quartet

Saxophone quartet

Clarinet Quartet


 





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