The Parsimonious Scholar

Year of composition
Christopher J Gallagher
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
2 minutes
Modern classical music
Voice + keyboard
Instrumental parts
Not available

Scored for a piano, solo Tenor, solo Bass, and a small chorus, it is quite straight forward to mount for entertainment. If you�re a singer, a pianist, or a small choir, you might enjoy this one. Based on a sharp little verse by English writer, journalist and poet Christopher John Gallagher, who penned it for me on a page from my sketchbook in the Punch Bowl Inn in Stonegate, York, in response to a news article of a foreign English Language student who was tried for stealing from a department store, fined and deported. I quickly turned the metre of the syllables into a song which was to be another piece of work along with the Cantata for chorus I wrote in 1985 (�EvenSong�) to feature in the York Festival of 1987.

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