The Antient Concert Vocal Score


The Antient Concert Vocal Score


A Dramatic Recital for Four Singers

Words by Paul Muldoon  |  Music by Daron Hagen


This work, on a libretto by Paul Benedict Muldoon, uses Irish ballads as the basis of a story of a meeting between a young James Joyce and John McCormack. With program notes. Duration ca. 60 minutes.

For the purpose of telling a story about the collision of words, music, performance, sex, death, and nationalism, the authors chose five traditional ballads that Joyce and McCormack may have performed that evening, and used them as the musical and textual foundation upon which the piece is built. Consequently, throughout the recital, the characters shift between "performance mode" and the expression of their internal thoughts. Learn more here.

  • 1 vocal score (77 p.); 31 cm.
  • Carl Fischer Music
  • Edition Number: VS 4
  • ISBN: 0825862647
  • ISBN13: 9780825862649
  • Distributor Number: VS4
  • UPC: 798408062644