Catalogue > Pastiches, op. 4d


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An Entertainment in the Form of Six Poetical and Musical Parodies for Narrator and Two Guitars
Date of composition 1949/1950, 1988, 1994
Opus number 4d
Type of work Concert music
Duration 15 mins
Musical forces Narrator and Two Guitars
Words David Munro
Publisher Edizioni Bèrben
Notes Arrangement for two guitars republished by Edizioni Bèrben in 1994 with the texts of the poems and the original Production Note, allowing the guitarists to perform the work with a narrator for a more unusual concert item; 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