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Maxwell Davies, Peter - Eight Songs For A Mad King
description: Study Score - Hawkes Pocket Score 1170

PublisherBoosey & Hawkes (London)
SeriesHawkes Pocket Scores
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Long established as a classic of music-theatre, the work is an extravagant, disturbing and poignant portrayal of madness. The king is George III of England - or maybe another madman who believes himself to be that monarch - vocalizing weirdly as he bemoans his fate and tries to teach his instrumentalist-birds to sing.

by Paul Griffiths

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