Who Wrote the Book of Love?

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Written to celebrate a friend’s birthday, Who Wrote the Book of Love? is a thirty-minute song cycle for bass-baritone and string quartet.  By turns elegiac, enigmatic, sardonic and passionate, the seventeen lyrics by Alasdair MIddleton explore love in a sequence of different poetic modes.  The titles of each – Greek Love, Persian Love, Gallant Love, Cold Love, Gypsy Love – are echoed in a prismatic array of musical colours.

This is Dove’s second work for the remarkable Canadian bass-baritone Philippe Sly, for whom he wrote Three Tennyson Songs.

Additional Information

Item Number: EP72504
Format: Sheet Music
Number of Pages: 56
Publication Date: 16/10/2017
ISMN: 9790577007694
Format: 232 x 303
Instrumentation: Baritone & String Quartet

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