Edward Lear Nonsense Alphabets (the Complete Set of 26 scores and mp3s)
Set to music by Rod Paton
For all types of choirs
Rounds, catches, canons, chants, an anthem (and a fugue)
It all began with that primary act of all music, improvisation. Looking for material suitable for enjoyable or ‘wacky’ warm-ups for my various singing groups I discovered Lear’s quirky and whimsical nonsense alphabets. These attractive little verses might be classed as nonsense but they are far from meaningless. Each of them provides a snapshot image of an animal, a bird, a person or simply a common object, which instantly comes to life when animated through Lear’s unique, poetic imagination. Each is framed within an identical formula - a descriptive quatrain followed by the letter itself and then a final neat comment or surprise.
Enjoy them all with the COMPLETE SET - 26 Scores and 26 MP3s to help with rehearsals
£35.00 Regular Price
£2.99 for each letter of the Alphabet
Buy the WHOLE ALPHABET for £30.00
Ready to print in PDF format. Included with your purchase is an mp3 of the music to enjoy and to help with rehearsals.
After payment, you will receive an email with a link to download the ZIP file which includes your music and the mp3.