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Repertoire ideas sought on theme of the ridiculous

Friends -
My community choir's fall concert theme is "The Sublime and the Ridiculous."  I'm all set on the sublime part, but I would welcome input into repertoire that is ridiculous.  The first thing that comes to mind, of course, is P.D.Q. Bach, and Rutter's "Banquet Fugue," and I have a few other things up my sleeve.  But are there any other fun and wacky pieces you might suggest?
on August 7, 2013 10:56am
Hi Jim,
 
A few pieces came to mind that you might enjoy knowing:
 
El Hambo by Jaakko Mäntyjärvi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi9SWHBwmrI
Love Lost by Paul Sjolund http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81_5GA3yOdw
Five Canzonets by Jean Berger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKyyU4z6RxU
 
Sounds like a fun concert—good luck!
 
Dusty
on August 7, 2013 11:14am
Irving Fine's settings of texts from Alice in Wonderland might be suitable.
 
on August 7, 2013 12:05pm
on August 7, 2013 1:47pm
Dear Jim,
 
You should have a look and listen to my Animal Fugue.  If you write to wdepue@woh.rr.com , you will receive a pdf score and a sound byte. 
 
Walli
Applauded by an audience of 1
on August 7, 2013 2:04pm
"The Oubit" by William Copper    Perusal score at http://www.hartenshield.com/0405/oubit.pdf
on August 8, 2013 12:15pm
Agree on El Hambo and Love Lost!!
 
I would also add:
 
An Admonition - Haydn
Banquet Fugue - Rutter
This Song Not Valid Without Coupon - Sivak
DUET: Duetto Buffo di Due Gatti - attrib Rossini
 
Bill Paisner
Director, Southwest Women's Chorus
on August 8, 2013 11:04pm
how about, william tells overtur with some ridiculous move on the coreography...
Applauded by an audience of 1
on August 9, 2013 6:09am
Jim, you might take a look in my O Potores Exquisiti (Oh Happy drinkers), a kind of graphic score with a lot of snores, hipcups, yawning, etc.:
http://youtu.be/JEDpL-u3rXo  -  version by Estudio Coral Meridies / cond. Virginia BONO
http://youtu.be/0JKVMsW9NrI  -  version by Nederlands Studenten Kamerkoor / cond. Maria van Nieukerken, conductor
https://soundcloud.com/malachevsky/o-potores-exquisiti
Best regards from the ARgentinean Patagonia
Eduardo
http://www.malachevsky.com.ar/
on August 9, 2013 7:26am
What about 
 
The Goslings by Frederick Bridge
on August 19, 2013 7:51am
Another from Hartenshield Music:
 
"Goe and Catch a Falling Starre" by William Copper, text by John Donne  SATB + Piano, PDF perusal score at http://www.hartenshield.com/0404/fallingstarre.pdf 
 
music (at) hartenshield.com
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