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Leith, Oliver C: 664 Love songs guaranteed to cure heartache 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    664 Love songs guaranteed to cure heartache
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    15
  • Year of composition: 
    2015
  • First performance (year): 
    0
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    664 Love songs guaranteed to cure heartache is a set of three songs without a singer. The lyrics are made from the words of the 664 number ones from when charts began in 1952 up until 1990. I was fascinated by the similarities of the pop vocabulary and how, in most arrangements, they produce passable lyrics. This is not a cynical look at these lyrics but a presentation of something that I found quite joyful - how such sentimental, personal, nostalgic and, ultimately, moving things share such a similar DNA and how little lyrics have changed. There’s a little bit of a looking glass into my own false nostalgia and list culture and I’m hoping that the surtitles will coax your inner voice into singing little personal songs . Don’t worry if it doesn’t, you’ll definitely recognise every lyric.

  • Technical specs: 

    Sampler keyboard (Nord models are best)
    Keyboard Speaker or PA
    Projector
    Sound desk
    Click monitor headphones for conductor

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
5
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
C bass
MusiciansInstruments
Keyboard
1
Synthesizer
PerformersElectronicsVisuals
AudioVisuals
1
Video
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
1
Cello
1

 

 

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