Astra Score 6
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Eight Cabaret Songs

Keith Humble

For voice and piano

Composed 1985-89. The Cabaret Songs started as a smaller set for the American soprano Carol Plantamura. The longer Auden setting that concludes the cycle was composed in 1989 for Merlyn Quaife, with whom Humble performed the earlier songs at an Astra concert in 1988.

Track Listing

  1. The Lady's First Song (W.B. Yeats)
  2. Song: Sword and Rose (R. Graves)
  3. Girl's Song (W.B. Yeats)
  4. The Bed (A.D. Hope)
  5. A Drinking Song (W.B. Yeats)
  6. "We Lay Waste Our Powers" (W. Wordsworth)
  7. Her Anxiety (W.B. Yeats)
  8. O Tell me the Truth About Love (W.H. Auden)