Space Tale (Alexandra Uitdenbogerd)

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Vocal score

  • (Posted 2009-06-28)  CPDL #19694:   
Editor: Philip Legge (submitted 2009-06-28).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 112 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Please notify composer of performances: Email

Full score and parts

  • (Posted 2009-06-28)  CPDL #19695:     
Editor: Philip Legge (submitted 2009-06-28).   Score information: A4, 40 pages, 609 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Arrangement by Philip Legge. Please notify composer of performances: Email

General Information

Title: Space Tale
Composer: Alexandra Uitdenbogerd

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

accompaniment, or arranged (by Philip Legge) for additional 4 saxophones, 2 trumpets, trombone, bass guitar

First published: 2009

External websites:

Original text and translations

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I must replace the space tale
because the poet’s blocked release
and it won’t be back until he’s long deceased,

I’ll tell you how it happened
I got permission long ago
to set the words to music for a choir

But then he heard the word
we wanted to record
he said he’d have to hear before he gave the rights

So I was most obliging inviting him along to hear,
But when he’d heard them all he gave one song the big thumbs down!

We sang them in a concert,
the pieces were all well received
I checked to see if he had changed his mind

But much to my dismay,
the poet felt inclined to say
that all four poems were totally out of bounds!

Substitute verses are never as good,
we will all miss the space tale.