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Malcolm Arnold: Three Shanties, Op. 4, by the Ouranos Ensemble

7 min
Malcolm Arnold: Three Shanties, Op. 4, by the Ouranos Ensemble

A brief sea-bound sing-song

Beginning with the familiar refrain “what shall we do with a drunken sailor?”, these shanties are a playful mix  of fast and slow melodies. Taking references from around the world, the three shanties feel like the overture to a comedic musical about pirates on the sea. Beginning his illustrious musical career as a trumpeter, England-born Malcolm Arnold’s life was awash with extreme highs and lows. Having lost his brother in the Second World War, Arnold shot himself, quite literally, in the foot to avoid military service. Arnold’s career in music, however, suffered no such premature conclusion, with his music scoring a number of critically acclaimed films, theatre pieces and ballets. Hop aboard and swing a flagon along to the music.

Full concert
The Laureates Of The 2017 Lyon Chamber Music Competition In Concert
Opéra, Lyon
All artists
  • Ensemble OuranosInstrumental ensemble
  • Mathilde CaldériniPerformer
  • Philibert PerrinePerformer
  • Amaury ViduvierPerformer
  • Rafael AngsterPerformer