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Grunt: Pigorian Chant from Snouto Domoinko de Silo with CD (Audio)

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ISBN13: 9780761105947
ISBN10: 0761105948
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A delightfully silly, good-natured parody of the recording phenomenon Chant and other works that put Gregorian music on the charts, Grunt is a book and CD set that combines Sandra Boynton's inimitable way with farm animals and a satirical sense that comes deliciously out of left barn.

In a far-off valley live the obeisant Domoinkan Pigs of Snouto Domoinko de Silo. Here, twelve times a day, these simple swine grunt the unadorned, ethereal music of Pigorian Chant (translation included). For occasions from the first mealtime (Op-slay ime-tay. Et's lay eat-ay. Um yay, um-yay.) to Nox Animaliae, when they're joined by all the animals in a harmony that dates back before the time of Caesar Hogustus, the pigs chant.

Listen, look at Sandra Boynton's delicious illustrations, and laugh. It's what to play whenever you're feeling disgruntled.

Synopsis:

Here, for the first and probably only time anywhere, is the definitive text and recording of the sublime yet humble monophony of the Sincere Pigs from the ancient farmstead, Snouto Domoinko de Silo. Intoned in the original Pig Latin, with antiphonal responsoria and commentaria in Latin by the lesser barnyard animals, and featuring the ethereal polyphony of chickens, this music is not to be soon forgotten.

About the Author

Sandra Boynton is the author of three previous musical ventures, Philadelphia Chickens, Rhinoceros Tap, and Grunt, the sublime collection of Pigorian chant. All told, her books for Workman, including Barnyard Dance!, have over 7.5 million copies in print. She lives with her family in rural Connecticut.

Table of Contents

THE CHANTS

Monophonia Noctis

Anima Fundi: Spiritus, Aurora

Prima Vocatio

Vocatio Secunda

Jejunium Fractum

Cogitatio in Horreo

Exsultatio in Campo

Meridies

Brebis Somnus

Dis Inertiae

Investigatio Tuberibus

Epulae Tales Quales Sunt

Nox Animalium Nobilium

Verbum Ultimum

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flamedancing, March 12, 2012 (view all comments by flamedancing)
A Sandra Boynton creation and delightful in every way possible. If you are looking for a gift for the intellectual who has everthing, or want a fun way to introduce beautiful early music to a child, this booklet and CD are the way to go. Based on the familiar children's story of Farmer McDonald we are introduced to his farm, E-I-E-I-O, his busy chickens (beautiful harmoized sopranos), complacent sheep (full choir), indolent cows (deep bass), ducks (Altos), and pigs (tenor). Everyone sings in latin except the piggies who perform in pig-latin (of course!). The booklet offers a full translation so that you can follow the story of a day on the farm. For adults the story is full of excellent humor - the cows sing "Allemooia", the Farmer chants to "Soooo-ee", and the chickens sing of "Gloria in eggshells each day-o" (with a very humerous treatment of the 'day-o'). The culmination is that the music is a joy to listen to. The sopranos are clear and the notes soar and flip in the air, the harmonies with the altos are perfect medieval intervals, the tenors lovely and the bass deep and rich.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780761105947
Author:
Boynton, Sandra
Author:
Boynton, Sandra
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Voice
Subject:
Wit and humor
Subject:
Music - General
Subject:
Wit and humor, juvenile
Subject:
Animals -- Humor.
Subject:
Wit and humor, Musical.
Subject:
Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.) -- Humor.
Subject:
Gregorian chants
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Voice
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Music-Vocal Scores
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
19960131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
28
Dimensions:
15 cm. +

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