Song of Black Max (As Told by the de Kooning Boys)

Song TitleSong of Black Max (As Told by the de Kooning Boys) (Search)
Composer(s):William Bolcom
Author(s):Arnold Weinstein
Keyword(s) & Features: Acrobatics; Artists; Beds; Black; Bodies; Bowing; Bridges; Cabarets; Capes; Carlo; Charlatans; Coffins; Crazy; Cures; Curls; Death; Descriptions; Dollhouses; Dressing; Dying; Eerie; Harmonicas; Hats; Jackets; Jails; Knitting; Kooning, Willem de; Macabre; Marco; Mathematics; Metaphor; Music; Mysterious; Mystery; Nefarious; Neighborhoods; Night; Nightlife; Organs; Painters; Prostitutes; Raising; Red light districts; Rotterdam; Selling; Smiles; Sons; Speaking; Sprechstimme; Streets; Syphilis; Talking; Thin; Tracks; Trains; United States of America; Vito; Walking; Windows
First LineHe was always dressed in black (Search)
Average Duration3:30 (Search)
Year of composition 1977 - 1978 (Search)
Larger WorkCabaret Songs Volume 1 (Search)
Musical FormThrough-composed (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
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Difficulty LevelCollege (Search)
Catalog DesignationCabaret Songs Volume 1, no. 5 (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerMedium voice
Range: Bb3 - D5 (Search)
Original KeyB minor (Search)
Premiered ByJoan Morris, mezzo-soprano & William Bolcom, piano; July 18, 1978 (Search)
Recommended Printed SourceEdward B. Marks Music (Search)
Orchestra and voice?Yes (Search)
Other instrumentation and voiceString quartet (Search)
ContributorJEM (Search)
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