The Regulation of Fire (2012)
Voice, Piano (or any other keyboard instrument)
Score is available to purchase here.
The Regulation of Fire is a setting of the Fire Regulations as used by The Queen’s College, Oxford University. The work is intended as a humorous alternative to reading the obligatory regulations before concerts and other public gatherings. The work took its beginnings from the work of legendary British humorists Flanders and Swann, though quickly moved into different territory. Different vocal styles, actions and musical quotations (some better known then others) help to enhance the comedic tone.