Venus has left the building – flute and guitar


One of five instrumental pieces based on original vocal settings by D W Solomons of 5 poems.
(“The Poem is the song”)

“Venus has left the building” is inspired by the poem “Venus” by Gavin Ewart
The “goddess” is not respected by her rich boyfriend, she has to spend her life in a hotel room surrounded by luxury, but he hardly ever visits her.
Finally she walks out….

The poems are:
1. Venus by Gavin Ewart
2. The Worst of Loves (Across a Crowded Room) by Douglas Dunn –
3. Being but Men by Dylan Thomas
4. Chantefable d’Aucassin et Nicolette (anon) –
Video on YouTube of the clarinet and guitar version:
5. Henry King (The chief defect of Henry King was chewing little bits of string) by Hilaire Belloc