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Thread #2952   Message #660463
Posted By: Mark Cohen
01-Mar-02 - 03:25 AM
Thread Name: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
OK, I'm going to commit a major Mudcat faux pas, by not reading every post of this thread, but it's late and I have to meet my student in the hospital at 7AM (why did I ever agree to that?) I have a 34-page large-format clothbound book entitled "Fourteen Songs from When We Were Very Young By A.A. Milne" There is no title page; the title is on a "sticker" on the front cover and it also says "Music by H. Fraser-Simpson, Decorations by E.H. Shepard". No publication date, either. The songs are: Happiness, Missing, In the Fashion, Halfway Down, Hoppity, Growing Up, Buckingham Palace, The Three Foxes, Politeness, Market Square, The Christening, Brownie, Lines and Squares, and Vespers. Each song has a vocal staff and two piano staves. I love the tempo markings: "Animato, or something like that...", "Not too fast, or Aunt Susan won't hear all the words," etc. If anyone would like more information, send me a message.