Aldiborontiphoscophornio (John Wall Callcott)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2011-03-18). Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 40 kB Copyright: Personal
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Composer: John Wall Callcott
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".
Original text and translations
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]