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What if I never speed (John Dowland)

for alto or baritone voice and guitar                                          Video


What if I never speed?

Shall I straight yield to despair,

And still on sorrow feed

That can no loss repair?


Or shall I change my love?

For I find pow'r to depart,

And in my reason prove

I can command my heart….



Oh! Oh! Antonio for alto voice and guitar                                     Video


1. In quaint native dress an Italian maid

Was deep in distress as the streets she strayed

Searching in every part for her false sweetheart

And his ice cream cart

Her English was bad it cannot be denied

And so to herself in Italian she cried



"Oh! Oh! Antonio!

He's gone away

Left me alone-i-o

All on my own-i-o

I want to meet him with his new sweetheart

Then up will go Antonio and his ice cream cart"



2. So sad grew the plight of this fair young lass

She'd faint at the sight of an ice cream glass

She dreamed nigh ev'ry day he'd come back to stay

But he'd fade away

Her old hurdygurdy all day she'd parade

And this she would sing to each tune that it played:


"Oh! Oh! Antonio!

He's gone away

Left me alone-i-o

All on my own-i-o

I want to meet him with his new sweetheart

Then up will go Antonio and his ice cream cart" ….



An die Musik (Schubert) for alto and guitar

An die Musik (Schubert) for baritone and guitar

Franz Schubert's setting of a poem by Franz von Schober (also including my English singing translation) arranged for alto or baritone and classical guitar.

Du holde Kunst, in wie viel grauen Stunden,

Wo mich des Lebens wilder Kreis umstrickt,

Hast du mein Herz zu warmer Lieb' entzunden,

Hast mich in eine beßre Welt entrückt,

In eine beßre Welt entrückt! …….


Belovèd art, in dark times when I wander

When all life's wild confusion gathers round

You light my heart with love and warmth so tender

And rouse me with your wondrous heav'nly sound

And rouse me with your heav'nly sound ….

 

4 songs by Schubert arranged for low voice and guitar                      

    [also see the Schubert arrangements page]

   (alto or baritone and guitar)


Contains:

An die Laute

Du bist die Ruh

Heidenröslein  

Ständchen




Adon Olam for alto or baritone voice and guitar

Adon Olam for alto recorder, alto or baritone voice and guitar                   Video


These are two of my settings of Adon Olam, based on the traditional melody for the old Jewish prayer by that name.

The vocal part can be sung by an alto or a baritone.




A Hebridean fairy’s love song for alto or baritone and guitar

(Tha Min sgith)  (James Hogg’s version and the original Gaelic version)         Video


I have created a sort of descant for the voice while the original tune is played on

the guitar for the central verse (when the day wears away...)


The original words are Scots Gaelic (Tha min sgith) but a Lowland Scots-English version was created by James Hogg

(both language versions are available in the score).  


Why should I

sit and sigh

Puin' bracken    [=cutting bracken]

Puin' bracken

Why should I

sit and sigh

On the hillside dreary ….




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