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Beer or Wine

Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 05:44:15 -0500
From: "C.Szalai, Agnes"
Subject: Beer/wine compilation

Dear Listmembers,

well, the result was not *that* good I expected, but there are already some
ideas what I make a compilation of. Many thanks to Tom Cunningham, Attila
Török, Dave Singer, Kevin Hildebrand, Tom Lumb, Paul Sinasohn, Gary
Weidenaar, Jaakko Mantyjarvi, Ross Bernhadt, Judith Conrad, Julia Millen,
David Wayne Anderson, Jonathan Veenker, John Hylton, Randall Davidson and
David Griggs-Janower for their help.
On the other hand, it is still *not late* for more ideas (opera choruses,
non-vocal compositions, well-known traditional/folk songs, convivial songs,
classical poetry...) - I would be delighted to make another compilation!
Several people had asked for the wine-song compilation -- since it was
basically for TTB, I complete the list with some SATB-pieces.

Beer in music:
Bring us in good Ale - John Rutter (absolute winner!) published by Oxford
Matona mia cara - O. Lassus, the English translation speaks about stout.
Drinking song from Sir John in Love (Walton?)
Wassail song - diff. arrangements, incl. Vaughan Williams
Down Among the Dead Men - Vaughan Williams arr.
Students' drinking song - Student Prince movie/operetta (?)
The Barley Mow - old English song
What shall we do with a drunken sailor
Lumberjack choruses (??) - for Anheuser Busch, by R. Davidson
Een Bier, een Bier - Ludivocus Episcopius, Tetra Music Corp (ABI Alexander
Broude, AB 846
"Biergesangel" in 3/8, with text:"Das Bier, daß nicht getrunken wird", very
fast, a cappella (composer? publisher?)
J.S.Bach: choirs from the Bauernkantate
Opening scene in Act II of Smetana's The Bartered Bride
Jones's Ale - in: A Revels Garden of Song, John Langstaff, available from
Shawnee Press
The Chester Book of Madrigals, Smoking and Drinking, ed. by Anthony Petti;
Chester Music - J & W Chester/Edition Wilhelm Hansen London Ltd, - the most
proper source for both beer- and wine-songs!

There is an excellent searchable sourse of fol-song words (mainly English,
but not all) called the Mudcat Cafe and its URL is:

Wine-songs SATB

So trinken wir alle (Arnold von Bruck, 1490-1554, for SSATB)
Holla, gut Gsell (Johann Hermann Schein, 1586-1630, for SATB)
Drei schöne Dinge fein (Daniel Friderci, 1584-1638, for SATB, more known
after the beginning: Wir lieben sehr in Herzen)
Gagliarda (All Lust und Freud) (Hans-Leo Hassler, 1564-1612)
Toast pour le nouvel an (G. Rossini)
Tourdion - anon. French, XVI. cent.

Wine-songs TTB

Karádi nóták, Toborzó, Bordal, Mulató gajd: all by Zoltán Kodály
Vinus, Vina, Vinum - Ferenc Farkas (it is truly a lovely piece!)
Vereinslied - Franz Liszt
Laughing - an arrangement made for The King's Singers (has anybody any
idea whether it is published? Where?)
G. Rossini: Count Ory - 4-part male chorus and orch. lauding the wine
of the Lord of the Manor (publisher?)
C.F.Ackers: Old Bacchus - Novello Ewer and Co
Shaw-Parker arr: The Parting Glass - Irish folksong (publisher?)
Shaw-Parker arr: Vive l'amour
P. Hindemith: Landknechts Trinklied (publisher?)
F. Schubert: Trinklied (publisher?)
F. Giardini: Beviamo, ed. Wm Tortolano, Mark Foster 1057
J. McKelvy arr: Drink To Me Only with Thine Eyes - traditional, Mark
Foster 1064
Come, Landlord fill the flowing bowl - diff. arrangements
Orff: In taberna in: Carmina Burana

Sure, there are many other Wine-songs fr SATB, but these are which came to
mind completing the TTB list.

Thanks again who has reposnded, and I am waiting for further ideas.

C.Szalai Ágnes
Budapest, Hungary
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 04:40:22 -0500
From: "C.Szalai, Agnes"
Subject: Beer compilation 2.

Dear Members,
Some additional proposals have arrived recently to me concerning the topic
Beer in Music - thank to all who took the time to correct/complete the missing
data of some pieces from the compilation 1, or who came up with some new
titles: Richard Householder, Ray Fahrner, Marlon Hurst, Greg E. Shepherd, John
Barnes, Ewan Stewart, Chris Johns, Joanna Holland, Barbara Harlow, Henry
Gibbons, Derek Murphy and Linda Gingrich.
And now the result:

Sir John in Love is by R. Vaughan Williams from his opera of that title.
The Drinking song is from his catata "In Windsor Forest". This
cantata is a suite of 5 songs, all taken form his opera Sir John in
Love. The cantat, scored for SATB chorus with soprano solo is mvt 3, is
published by Oxford.
The First Nowell - R. Vaughan Williams
What shall we do with a drunken sailor - arr. R Shaw- A Parker
The Miller of the Dee - English folk song
Brindisi (from Verdi's La Traviata) - for wine
Wine is a mocker and strong drink is raging - Temperance song recorded by
the King's Singers (publisher?)
Wohlauf, ihr lieben Gäste - Sartorius, ed Hannaford, SATB, SBMP 49,
Published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing
Song to Celia, Liebesliederpolkas No 7 for SATB and 5 hands - Peter
Schickele, published by Theodore Presser
Philosophers' Drinking Song - Monty pythn's Flying Circus (publisher?)
Bring us in good ale - Raymond E Fahrner
Tappster Drinker - Old English, in Historical Anthology of Music
Es gibt kein Bier aus Hawaii - ?
Here's a Helath unto His Majesty - trad.
Little Brown Jug - trad.
When Joan's Ale was New - trad.

Thanks again all those who have reponded. Cheers - Egészségünkre!

C.Szalai Ágnes
Budapest, Hungary

on May 15, 2004 10:00pm
I have my own editions (from Sir Thomas Moore's very early 19th C. anthology) of "One Bumper at Parting," which is based on the tune "Moll Roe in the Morning." The first is no more than a updated reprint of the solo version Moore presented, while the second is my own arrangement for SATB, the parts having been expanded from the accompaniment, each verse having a unique play between parts. The SATB edition is much nicer when performed a cappella. "Fa-la-la" passages have also been included, derived partly from the original accompaniment.
on December 1, 2005 10:00pm
From the once-popular opera "Robin Hood" by Reginald de Koven (early 20th century) comes "Song of Brown October Ale," sung by Little John and SATB chorus. The piano/vocal score is out there. On the other hand, there is another de Koven opera, "Maid Marian," considerably harder to find, which contains "The Cellarer's Toast." Inquiries should be made to Lorraine K. Stock at the University of Houston.

on April 28, 2006 10:00pm
on July 6, 2008 10:00pm
Unless I missed it on the list there's the "Kermesse" from Gounod's Faust - a drunken raucous near the end -great fun!