|The Silly Flea
for unaccompanied Choir (SATB)
|Date of composition||August 1962|
|Type of work||Concert music|
|Musical forces||Choir (SATB)|
|Words||attrib. Giles Farnaby|
|First performance||April 1966|
|Publication status||Out of print|
|Notes||Published by Novello; written for Richard Wood and The Singers in Consort|
We particularly like a short modern madrigal for unaccompanied SATB, The Silly Flea, an amusing and not too difficult song of great delight by Carey Blyton.
—Making Music, Spring 1965
Of considerable interest were three works by Carey Blyton: Love is a sickness, Stay, O sweet and The Silly Flea. Here we had mature, sonorous music well laid out for the voices and interesting to both singers and listeners … these delightful works, of which The Silly Flea received a first performance.
—Kentish Times, 8th April 1966