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Three Insect Songs


Three Insect Songs
for Voice(s) and Piano
Series Songs for Juniors 2
Date of composition August/September 1963
Opus number 40a
Type of work Concert music
Duration 3 mins
Musical forces Voice(s) and Piano
School Suitable for use in schools
Words Various
Publisher Roberton Publications
Notes Originally published by S & B; songs are: 1. Taking the Veil (Harry Graham); 2. Poor Fly (Anon.); 3. Swat a Life! (Don Marquis)


Reviews

The music had its own poetry, matching the fantasy of the words, and Blyton’s strong melodic sense stood him in good stead. One of the Three Insect Songs, Poor Fly, was a miniature gem.

Kentish Times, 16th October 1964

…Stainer & Bell Ltd have, I am sure, winners in their Songs for Juniors, in which Carey Blyton has done the hat trick with three irresistible small books … Impossible to say who will get most kick out of these, juniors or seniors. The choice of words is inspired, whether from Harry Graham, A. P. Herbert, Don Marquis or the composer. The Sink Song is guaranteed to cheer the daily slubbery gloopery as a kitchen classic of inspired Jabberwocky. Try these. Buy them.

The Musical Times, December 1965

The expressions on the faces of the children as they launched into Mr Blyton’s work showed clearly why he is gaining such popularity as a composer for young people. [Review of Schools Music Festival in Swanley, Kent, which included performances of Bananas in Pyjamas, Three Food Songs, Three Insect Songs and Three Bird Songs]

T.G.G., Kentish Times, 23th March 1975