Recorded on 10/11/2009, uploaded on 10/11/2009
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Three Rap Songs in the
German Style (AKA Rap Songs for Opera Singers)
It has been said that rap is the
poetry of our time. Really? Has society gone from singing the
praises of unrequited love to speaking the praises of pimps and
prostitutes? I wanted to put this
theory to the test by setting various rap songs in a “traditional” manner. This song cycle, Three Songs in the German
Style, takes the musical styles of Schubert, Schönberg and Wolf and
uses these compositional styles as accompaniment to a few of the most popular
rap songs of the last few years.
The lyrics themselves have not been changed and the “hook” of each song
has been kept in tact and is used in each song to help aid the parody.
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