Catullus II and V

for tenor and piano

Op. 2013

What would ancient Latin poetry have sounded like if the Romans had pianos?

Poynter's "Lesbia and her sparrow"

Poynter’s “Lesbia and Her Sparrow (Catullus 2)”

Catullus 2, “Passer, deliciae meae puellae,” is a playful song about the pet sparrow of the poet’s mistress.

Catullus 5, “Vivamus, mea Lesbia,” is the famous serenade in which the poet says “Give me a hundred kisses, then a thousand…”

Sample Page

Sample Page

Saddle-stitched letter-sized score on acid-free 60-lb-text paper with cover. $20 plus shipping.

Audio Samples

These recordings are computer-rendered exports from Sibelius notation software.

Catullus 2:

Catullus 5: