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Last Words: Book 2

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Last Words: Book 3
Last Words: Book 1

The Last Words series

We are delighted to announce publication of three very special song cycles
by Timothy Bowers. The last words of famous people, whether real or
invented, exert a strange fascination. Breaking with the tradition that a
song cycle is a setting of poetry, Timothy Bowers has chosen the last words
of fourteen famous (in one case infamous) characters from history and two
comic/ironic epitaphs by Byron as his texts. Each collection provides a
short (c 7’) concert work with settings ranging from fifteen seconds to five
minutes duration.

Book 2 is for tenor and piano and traverses the widest emotional range
within one volume. The poignant last words of a King, a President, a great writer and an heroic explorer sit beside the vengeful rantings of a prisoner sent for execution.


  • Captain 'Titus' Oates
  • Carl Panzram
  • Emperor Hadrian
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • King George V
  • Woodrow Wilson
Cat No. QT127
Price £6.50
ComposerTimothy Bowers
CategoriesVoice (tenor)
Voice & Piano
PublisherQueen's Temple Publications
SeriesLast Words
ISMN 979-0-708086-27-7
EAN-13 9790708086277
Weight 86 grams
Published 16th October 2012
Availability 75 in stock