...which demonstrates, I think, that it is possible for the same thing to be both sublime and ridiculous! Very sweet piece - thanks for the musical interlude in my day :)
You can read the story of the song here: http://ericwhitacre.com/music-catalog/satb-choral/the-seal-lullaby
Kipling! He turns up in all sorts of odd places. If only the world had been given the Kiplings instead of the Wiggles...
That really is beautiful. My parents owned a copy of "Songs from Books", a complete collection of the songs Kipling interspersed with his stories. It left home with me at 18 and I still have it. In my youth I wrote tunes to quite a few of them, but none of them were anywhere near as lovely as this one.
I have sung this in choir. It is beautiful - with a slightly tricky alto part
Oh, my Em will love to see this! It was our favourite poem when she was about 4... weary wee flipperling!
yeah was about to say something like anthony douglas. We've sung this, people love it, you just don't want to think about the fluffy toy words.
Gordon, you should see a doctor about that ;-)
Aw, lovely. I think anyone who has talked to their baby using baby talk knows that nonsense can be meaningful.