Hymn and Cocktail Sticks ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Alan Bennett

Hymn and Cocktail Sticks

Faber & Faber Plays
Publication date: November 2012
ISBN: 9780571299256
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$10.99
It's a dwindling band; old-fashioned and of a certain age, you can pick us out at funerals and memorial services because we can sing the hymns without the book. Alan Bennett writes: In 2001 the Medici Quartet commissioned the composer George Fenton to write them a piece commemorating their thirtieth anniversary. George Fenton appeared in my play Forty Years On and has written music for many of my plays since, and he asked me to collaborate on the commission. Hymn was the result. First performed at the Harrogate Festival in August 2001, it's a series of memoirs with music. Besides purely instrumental passages for the quartet, many of the speeches are under-scored, incorporating some of the hymns and music I remember from my childhood and youth. The text includes both words and music.Hymn is coupled with Cocktail Sticks, an oratorio without music that revisits some of the themes and conversations of Alan Bennett's memoir A Life Like Other People's. A son talks to his dead father as his mother yearns for a different life. It's funny, tender and sad. The pinnacle of my social life is a scrutty bit of lettuce and tomato and some tinned salmon. Mind you, I read in Ideal Home that if you mix tinned salmon with this soft cheese you can make it into one of those moussy things. Shove a bit of lemon on it and it looks really classy.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Hymn and Cocktail Sticks ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
13316 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Alan Bennett
Me, I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf: A Day Out, Sunset Across the Bay, A Visit From Mrs. Pr ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Alan Bennett
Me, I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf: A Day Out, Sunset Across the Bay, A Visit From Mrs. Pr
Alan Bennett
Faber & Faber, May 2016
ISBN: 9780571220427
Format: ePub
List Price: $15.99 Our price: $12.99
A Private Function ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Alan Bennett
A Private Function
Alan Bennett
Faber & Faber, May 2016
ISBN: 9780571220410
Format: ePub
List Price: $24.78 Our price: $21.99
Rolling Home: One Fine Day, All Day on the Sands, Our Winnie, Rolling Home ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Alan Bennett
Rolling Home: One Fine Day, All Day on the Sands, Our Winnie, Rolling Home
Alan Bennett
Faber & Faber, May 2016
ISBN: 9780571220434
Format: ePub
List Price: $15.99 Our price: $12.99
Four Stories ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Alan Bennett
Four Stories
Alan Bennett
Profile Books, December 2015
ISBN: 9781781253793
Format: ePub
List Price: $9.31 Our price: $7.99
Recently Viewed Products