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Three Settings of Ogden Nash


Three Settings of Ogden Nash

Product Number: 8535

Composer: Conte, David



Ogden Nash is often cited as our country’s best-known author of humorous poetry. His style emphasizes unconventional rhyming schemes and invented words, both features of the three poems included in my set “Three Settings of Ogden Nash.” These three poems express a loose narrative of experiences and images from civilized urban and suburban life in mid-century America. “Tin Wedding Whistle,” is a marriage proposal. “Pretty Halcyon Days” is a humorous sketch of a day at the beach. “A Lady Who Thinks She is Thirty” explores the fears of growing old.; the narrator wisely reassures the lady that “beauty is timelessness for you.” To capture this tone musically, I strove to find a style that incorporated aspects of popular music, including gentle syncopations and jazz-influenced harmonies, integrated with the conventions of American classical Art Song. -David Conte
Duration: 13:30
I. Tin Wedding Whistle
II. Pretty Halcyon Days
III. A Lady Who Thinks She Is Thirty

Additional Information

SKU (Product number) 8535
Available Editions High Voice, 8535
Medium Voice, 8536
Composer/Arranger Conte, David
Text Author Nash, Ogden
Voicing & Instruments High Voice and Piano
Difficulty Moderately Difficult
Language of Text English
Historical Period 21st Century
Popular Vocal Searches Art Song, Vocal Anthology/Collection, Vocal Solo
Publisher E. C. Schirmer Music Company

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