Aesop's Fables for SATB and piano
. Music Department: Oxford University Press . New York ,
M1552.C45 A38 2008 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is a 37-page large-format pamphlet that has helped me learn that SATB stands for soprano, alto, tenor, bass. Chilcott in his Composer's Note on 1 acknowledges George Fyler Townsend's texts. Five fables are offered here: TH, The Mountain in Labour, FG, WS, and The Goose and the Swan. The moral for FG is simply Sour Grapes. I am glad that WS is told in the better form: who could first strip a wayfaring man of his clothes. The moral of the last fable is Music can delay death. I was surprised to find several of these performed on YouTube. I enjoyed what I listened to, though it was sometimes difficult in Chilcott's arrangements to hear the words articulated.