Two Songs on Poems by Lewis Carroll for voice and piano

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    The song-cycle Two Songs on Poems by Lewis Carroll is based on The Walrus And The Carpenter and A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky. Both poems are included in Lewis Carroll's work Through The Looking-Glass (1871), a sequel to Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (1865).

    The Walrus And The Carpenter might have many interpretations, from Disney to THe Beatles to Kevin Smith. However, I prefer to see in The Walrus And The Carpenter sheer whimsy and humor for children's immense imaginations, with occasional life or moral observations.

    I selected A Boat Beneath A Sunny Sky for its dramatic contrast between children's insouciance and adults' acute awareness of the passage of time.


Click here for the text of The Walrus And The Carpenter.


Click here for the text of A Boat Beneath A Sunny Sky.




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