Songs Of Michael Flanders & Donald Swann, The

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Overview

The British duo, Flanders and Swann, were the actor and singer Michael Flanders (1922-1975) and the composer, pianist and linguist Donald Swann (1923-1994) who collaborated in writing and performing comic songs. A chance meeting in 1948 led to a musical partnership writing songs and light opera that have been sung by performers such as Ian Wallace and Joyce Grenfell.

In December 1956, Flanders and Swann performed their own two-man revue "At The Drop Of A Hat", which opened on New Year's Eve. Over the course of 11 years, Flanders and Swann gave nearly 2,000 live performances. Although their performing partnership ended in 1967, they remained friends afterwards and collaborated on occasional projects.

This songbook brings together 41 classic songs and represents a definitive collection.

Contents

  • Album, The
  • All Gall
  • Armadillo, The
  • Ballad For The Rich
  • Bedstead Men
  • Budget Song
  • Design For Living
  • Elephant, The
  • Excelsior
  • Gas Man Cometh, The
  • Gnu, The
  • Guide To Britten
  • Hippopotamus, The
  • Ill Wind
  • In The Bath
  • Last Of The Line
  • Lord Chamberlain's Regulations, The
  • Madeira, M'dear?
  • Misalliance
  • Motor Perpetuo
  • Ostrich, The
  • P** P* B**** B** D******
  • Philological Waltz (Tonga)
  • Pillar By Post
  • Rain On The Plage
  • Reluctant Cannibal, The
  • Rhinoceros, The
  • Sloth, The
  • Slow Train
  • Song Of Patriotic Prejudice
  • Song Of The Reproduction
  • Song Of The Weather, The
  • Spider, The
  • Transport Of Delight (The Omnibus), The
  • Twenty Tons Of T.N.T.
  • Twice Shy
  • Vanessa
  • Warthog, The
  • Whale (Mopy Dick), The
  • Wild Boar, The
  • Wompom, The

Specs

Product IDCOBS012739671
Composer/Artist/Author Michael Flanders & Donald Swann
Instrumentation Voice & Piano
Publisher International Music Publications
Publisher Ref No 0571529208
4965A
Language Eng
Media Book
ISBN-100571529208
ISBN-139780571529209

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