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Ballads from Paul Bunyan

Voice, Piano or Guitar

These ballads are from Britten's 1941 operetta Paul Bunyan. They link the staged scenes of the operetta and relate the 'off-stage' episodes of Bunyan's life including his marriage and the subsequent death of his wife. In the original performance the singer accompanied himself on the banjo; these arrangements for piano or guitar were made by Britten when he came to revise sections of Paul Bunyan in 1974.

Audio extracts courtesy of Decca. Pop Wagner (baritone).

Text Author
W H Auden
Length
10 minutes
Language
English
Vocal Range
Publisher
Faber
Type
Collection
Voice Type
Voice
Accompaniment
Piano or Guitar
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