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.