Catalogue > Pastiches, op. 4a


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An Entertainment in the Form of Six Poetical and Musical Parodies for Narrator and Piano
Date of composition 1949/1950
Opus number 4a
Type of work Concert music
Duration 15 mins
Musical forces Narrator and Piano
Words David Munro
Publisher Edizioni Bèrben
Notes Movements are: 1. Mouvement Perpétuel (Francis Poulenc/Lewis Carroll); 2. Tango (Darius Milhaud/Edith Sitwell); 3. Berceuse (Gabriel Fauré/William Shakespeare); 4. Mazurka (Dmitri Shostakovich/T. S. Eliot); 5. Negro Song (Antonín Dvořák/Rudyard Kipling); 6. Carioca! (Heitor Villa-Lobos/Gertrude Stein)


…and very skilful parodies they are. As a piece of entertainment, this work is superb and indicative of great craftsmanship on the part of both composer and poet.

The Croydon Advertiser, 28th October 1965