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       Five Songs from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
[1059]   for Alto or Baritone and Piano

COMPOSER Leslie Kleen
AUTHOR Omar Khayyam
TRANSLATOR Edward Fitzgerald

Omar Khayyam was a mathematician, astronomer, and poet from Persia in the 11th century.
He was an agnostic or atheist, and did not believe in after life, and so his message is to live for today.
18 Pages 
Incorporates melismatic singing and long phrases
Range:  A - D
Each piece is also available separately - see below:
Also available a minor third higher for soprano or tenor.
1. If I'm drunk on forbidden wine
2. Wake Up my darling
3. I shall stop trying to please everyone
4. My rule of life is to drink and be merry
5. This is the season for wine, roses

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