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Four from "Whiskers and Rhymes"

 

(SA, piano, opt. clarinet, opt. violin) 6'30"

(available under four separate titles from Shawnee/Mark Foster)

 

Lobel's beloved poems wedded to memorable melodies and interwoven with colorful accompaniments.

 

Listen: I Will Give You the Key (mp3, 2.2 MB; 1996 Minnesota ACDA Elementary Honors Choir, Cora Scholz conducting)

 

Listen: The Mending Song (mp3, 2.1 MB; 1996 Minnesota ACDA Elementary Honors Choir, Cora Scholz conducting)

 

Listen: Friendly Fredrick Fuddlestone (mp3, 1.7 MB; 1996 Minnesota ACDA Elementary Honors Choir, Cora Scholz conducting)

 

Listen: This Lamp In My Window (mp3, 1.6 MB; 1996 Minnesota ACDA Elementary Honors Choir, Cora Scholz conducting)

 

 

Composer's Notes:

These pieces are settings of four wonderful children's poems by Arnold Lobel from his book Whiskers and Rhymes. They are available as separate octavos from Shawnee Press, formerly Mark Foster Music Company. I wrote them as a set for the 1996-97 Minnesota ACDA Elementary Honors Choir. While I prefer that they be performed as a set, they do work fine as individual pieces. The order and titles are: I. I Will Give You The Key; II. The Mending Song; III. Friendly Fredrick Fuddlestone; IV. This Lamp In My Window. The accompaniment is for piano and optional clarinet, but an alternate violin part is available (and preferred) for Friendly Fredrick Fuddlestone, since Mr. Lobel tells us that he "fiddled on his funnybone". Since being published in 1998, these four have been among the best sellers in Cora Scholz's series with Mark Foster along with my other pieces in the series: The Pasture, The Five Little Chickens, Thy Holy Wings, Lizard Jazz, and Three Lullabies for Treble Voices and Harp.