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Animal Crackers, Vol. II (With Recording!)

March 25, 2009 at 7:13 pm UTC

This is the recording from the “Eric Whitacre Extravaganza” in Minneapolis last weekend. It’s me conducting, and the Minnesota High School Honors Choir singing. The pianist was Renae Williams.

Here, again, are the poems by Ogden Nash:

The song of canaries
Never varies.
And when they’re molting
They’re pretty revolting.

I don’t mind eels
Except as meals.
And the way they feels.

O Kangaroo, O Kangaroo,
Be grateful that you’re in the zoo,
And not transmuted by a boomerang
Into zestful tangy Kangaroo meringue.

These will be in print this summer. (Available from Hal Leonard in North America; Chester Music for the rest of the world). You can purhase this recording (and the entire Minnesota concert) from the VocalEssence website.


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