Aldiborontiphoscophornio (John Wall Callcott)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2011-03-18).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 40 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Aldiborontiphoscophornio
Composer: John Wall Callcott

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: This setting is a paraphrase rather than a direct quote, of the opening lines from Henry Carey's "Chrononhotonthologos; the most tragical tragedy that was ever tragedized by any company of tragedians".

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Original text and translations

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Aldiborontiphoscophornio, where left you Chrononhotonthologos?
Fatigued within his tent by the spoils of war, on downy couch reposing, Rigdumfunidos watching near him, while the prince is dozing.
Aldiborontiphoscophornio, Chrononhotonthologos, Aldiborontiphoscophornio, Chrononhotonthologos, Chrononhotonthologos, Chrononhotonthologos.

[Repeat several times, each time faster and faster]