A second volume of settings of Housman poems for Mezzo Soprano and Piano to complement the first volume, "Into my Heart and Air that Kills" The three poems set are
1 "White is the Moon the Long Road Lies"
2 "Think no More Lad Laugh be Jolly"
3 "Because I liked you Better than Suits a Man to Say"
These are difficult settings, note range low B flat- to F octave and a 4th above middle c. Only really for the professional singer and pianist. Evocative and poignant they capture the tragedy and sense of loss created by the first world war. The last setting in particular hints, in the composers mind at least, to Housman's love of a lady already married.
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