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Calico Pie (Soprano, Clarinet and Piano)

from "Three Runcible Songs"

Year of composition
Edward Lear
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
3 minutes
Modern classical music
Instrumental parts

Written for the combination famously used by Schubert in "Shepherd on the Rock", this set of Three Runcible Songs use the "Nonsense" verses of Edward Lear. Light hearted in nature they may be sung in any order or individually. Calico Pie is truly "Nonsense", with Calico Jam and a Syllabub Sea and features a Willeby-Wat and birds who sing "Tilly-Loo", but don’t worry - they never come back! The MP3 performance is by the Millfield Trio for whom this was written.

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