Composition - - American Recorder Society
Four Modal Limericks
By Anthony St. Pierre February 2004
S (T) and voice
These settings of limericks by Edward Lear (1812 - 1888) feature recorder obbligato. The four church modes - dorian, phrygian, lydian, and mixolydian - are employed in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th songs, respectively. The bright soprano recorder is appropriate to the 1st, 3rd, and 4th, while the tenor is suggested for the melancholy affect of the second. These very brief songs are apt for young audiences. Duration: 3:00

The informal recording offered here features Jenny Cohen, mezzo-soprano, and the composer.
-- Anthony St. Pierre
No. of Recorder Parts: 1
Difficulty: Moderate
Occasion: St. Patrick's Day
Libraries: New Music for Recorder
Date Added: 11/12/2018
Style: Concert, Fast/Up-tempo, Laid-back/Slow, Tonal/Melodic