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The learned hippopotamus for voice, recorder and guitar

By David Warin Solomons

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Voice, Alto Voice, Tenor Voice, Guitar, Soprano Recorder - Intermediate
Composed by David Warin Solomons (1953-). 20th Century, Contemporary Classical, Neo-Classical, Comedy. Sheet Music Single. 4 pages. Published by David Warin Solomons (S0.75993).

Item Number: S0.75993

Setting of Gavin Ewart's satirical poem about intellectual social climbing - the hippo knows many long words but doesn't know what to do with them, so he reverts to a favourite trick, blowing bubbles... The sound sample here was performed by the composer, with Tasse on descant recorder A video of the piece can be enjoyed on youtube athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPdAWkV-oSoThe pdf file contains the score in two versions, one with the voice written as for alto and the other for tenor. They are otherwise identical, since the vocal range fits either voice.

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