The Jumblies is a nonsense ballet based on the poem by Sir Edward Lear (full text of the poem is linked below). The music is something of a “nonsense tone-poem” but is envisioned to be accompanied by choreography. The musical segments are as follows:
A ballet (based on the poem
by Sir Edward Lear)
IntroductionMusic files have not yet been posted. Performance time is approximately 30 minutes. Instrumentation: piccolo, flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, bassoon/contrabassoon, harp, piano, strings, and percussion (timpani, tenor drum, bass drum, cymbals, wood blocks, temple blocks, xylophone, marimba, vibraphone, glockenspiel, chimes, maracas, triangle, gong).
“The water it soon came in”
“And all night long they sailed away”
The Western Sea
“And they bought an Owl”
“A hive of silvery Bees”
“And they bought a Pig”
“And some green Jack-daws”
“A lovely Monkey with lollipop paws”
“In twenty years” & Finale
Copyright © 2018 by John Craton
Illustration by Leslie Brooke (public domain)
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