Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about drinking songs in general. This article includes a list of references, drinking Song PDF its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. A drinking song is a song sung while drinking alcohol.
Entstanden 1992 für die Bochumer Tanztheaterproduktion Return und jüngst eingespielt vom Acacia Quartet auf der CD Blue Silence beim Label Vexations840, huldigt diese Miniatur der usbekisch-australischen Komponistin ein weiteres Mal dem Tango. „Trunken“ erscheinen die melodischen Glissandi und Triller sowie die unregelmäßigen Einheiten, mit denen sich die Oberstimmen über einem durchgängigen Walking Bass bewegen.
Most drinking songs are folk songs or commercium songs, and may be varied from person to person and region to region, in both the lyrics and in the music. In Germany, drinking songs are called Trinklieder. In Sweden, where they are called Dryckesvisor, there are drinking songs associated with Christmas, Midsummer, and other celebrations. An example of such a song is „Helan går“. In France, historical types of drinking songs are Chanson pour boire and Air à boire. The first record of a drinking song dates to the 11th century, and derives from the Carmina Burana, a 13th-century historical collection of poems, educational songs, love sonnets and „entertainment“ or drinking songs. D 847, Quartet „Trinklied aus dem 16.
The Anacreontic Song“, also known by its incipit „To Anacreon in Heaven“, was the official song of the Anacreontic Society, an 18th-century gentlemen’s club of amateur musicians in London. The Anacreontic Society was a gentlemen’s club of the kind that was popular in London in the late eighteenth century. In existence from approximately 1766 to 1792, the Society was dedicated to the ancient Greek poet Anacreon, who was renowned for his drinking songs and odes to love. The Society met twelve times a year. Each meeting began at half past seven with a lengthy concert, featuring „the best performers in London“, who were made honorary members of the Society.
The Society came to an end after the Duchess of Devonshire attended one of its meetings. Mr Webster, a young man with a very fine bass voice much distinguish’d himself. Vocal Music interspersed with the Instrumental. Sabattier was the Manager of this department, and generally stood behind the Person who was at the Piano Forte. To Anacreon in Heaven,‘ was sung by the chairman or his deputy.
The Anacreontic Song served as the „constitutional song“ of the Society. After the initial concert and meal, the Song would be sung in order to open the after-supper, more light-hearted part of proceedings. The verses, which are difficult to sing because of their wide range, would be sung by a solo singer, with the entire Society joining in the refrain. Early publications of the song ascribe its lyrics to the Society’s president, Ralph Tomlinson.