Money Matters

for Tenor, Flute, Clarinet, Horn, Piano, Violin and Cello

Francis Thorne

Performing Ensemble: Voice and Instrument
Duration: 21:00
Publisher: Merion Music, Inc.
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

"Money Matters" was written for, and commissioned by the leading exponent of American art song, Paul Sperry, and the late lamented ensemble, Musical Elements and its co-founder and conductor Bob Beaser. The lyrics were mostly chosen by Mr. Sperry, and I was especially pleased that he sleuthed out the origin of "money is the root of all evil." The songs progress, more or less, for the more serous to the almost nutty. They take about 18 minutes to perform.


Petronius: from "The Satyricon"
Shakespeare: from "The Merchant of Venice"
Daniel Hoffman: Dividends
Voltaire: From His Correspondence
St. Paul: First Epistle to Timothy
Karl Marx: from "Das Kapital"
Arnold Weinstein: Million Goes to Million
Francis Thorne: They Do It To Do It

Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by Paul Sperry and the Musical Elements ensemble.
Composition Date 1988
Premiere March 22nd, 1989. Paul Sperry, Tenor, Musical Elements ensemble, New York, NY.