Friday, October 11, 2013

The seal lullaby



My new favourite piece of choral music.

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  1. ...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 :)

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  2. You can read the story of the song here: http://ericwhitacre.com/music-catalog/satb-choral/the-seal-lullaby

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    1. Kipling! He turns up in all sorts of odd places.

      If only the world had been given the Kiplings instead of the Wiggles...

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    2. 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.

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  3. I have sung this in choir. It is beautiful - with a slightly tricky alto part

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  4. Oh, my Em will love to see this! It was our favourite poem when she was about 4... weary wee flipperling!

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  5. 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.

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    1. Gordon, you should see a doctor about that ;-)

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  6. Aw, lovely. I think anyone who has talked to their baby using baby talk knows that nonsense can be meaningful.

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