humorous choral music
Date: April 22, 2012
While at Furman I did a biennial PDQ Bach Festival for 25 years or so....always fun, always crowd pleaser, and had the singers always dress in anything BUT the usual formal attire. Fun for the students, and visually interesting and humorous for audience.
Many good humorous suggestions already listed in this blog.
also check out Franz Josef Haydn (yes, the Classic Haydn) and his set of "Part Songs". Available in German and in humorous English. Belwin Mills/Kalmus 6235 (German)
Arista AE 131 - 139 (English)
William Bergsma "Riddle me this" three clever riddles, excellent musical settings (The Snow, the Egg, The Cow: Answers0
Galaxy Music Corp (yes, old publication! ) No. 2125, 2126, 2127
and A MUST FOR ALL CHORAL MUSICIANS............... Daniel Gawthrop (of "Sing me to heaven") PIE CAROLS.
Dunstan House publisher really, really funny texts about holiday pies, set to well-known carol music. Hilarious!
Furman University retired
Conductor, Greenville Chorale