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Last Words: Book 3

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Others in the series:

Last Words: Book 2
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 3 is for baritone and piano. The work explores texts that are, by turns, witty, ironic and uplifting. The subjects are the poet Dylan Thomas, William Pitt the Younger, Oscar Wilde and Broadway impresario Florenz Ziegfeld; and settings of two comic/ironic epitaphs by Byron - one addressed to the much-despised politician Castelreagh, the other, a poignant salute to the poet's dog Boatswain.


  • Boatswain
  • Dylan Thomas
  • Florenz Ziegfeld
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Viscount Castelreagh, Second Marquess of Londonderry
  • William Pitt the Younger
Cat No. QT128
Price £6.50
ComposerTimothy Bowers
CategoriesVoice (baritone)
Voice & Piano
PublisherQueen's Temple Publications
SeriesLast Words
ISMN 979-0-708086-28-4
EAN-13 9790708086284
Weight 86 grams
Published 31st August 2012
Availability 69 in stock