The Owl and the Pussycat
This work was written for a pair of dear friends of mine who bear more than a passing resemblance to the aforementioned owl and pussycat. Since the piece was first performed at their wedding (in a version for 2 sopranos), no disrespect is intended to either the priest who married them nor the jeweller who made their wedding bands, as I can vouch for the fact that neither of those officials resemble in any way whatsoever either a turkey or a pig. It goes without saying that tongues are firmly placed in cheeks throughout this setting – the intention being to create a euphoric and simple celebration of love.
Also available in a version for 2 sopranos and Piano
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