Pinwheel of Death

Detroit Chamber Winds


SONGS

Writers William Bolcom

Genres Classical, Instrumental

Recorded 2000

Lyrics [Instrumental]
Writers William Bolcom

Genres Classical

Recorded 1994

Lyrics Text by Donald Hall:

IN THE PANTRY
THE DEAR DENSE CHEESES,
CHEDDAR
AND HARSH LANCASHIRE,
GORGONZOLA
WITH ITS MAGNANIMOUS MANNER
THE CLIPPED SPEECH
OF ROQUEFORT
AND A HEAD OF STILTON
THAT SPEAKS
IN A SENSUOUS
RIDDLING TONGUE
LIKE DRUIDS.

O CHEESE!
O CHEESE!

CHEESES OF GRAVITY,
CHEESES OF WISTFULNESS,
CHEESES THAT WEEP
CONTINUALLY
BECAUSE THEY KNOW
THEYLL DIE.
CHEESES OF VICTORY,
CHEESES WISE IN DEFEAT,
CHEESES FAT AS A CUSHION,
LOLLING IN BED TILL NOON.

LIEDERKRANZ EBULLIENT,
JUMPING LIKE A SMALL DOG,
NOISY
FONT LEVEQUE INTELLECTUAL,
AND QUITE WELL INFORMED
EMMENTALER
DECENT AND LOYAL,
A LITTLE DEAF
IN THE RIGHT EAR
AND BRIE
THE REVEALING EXPERIENCE,
INSTANTANEOUS
AND PROFOUND.

REBLOCHON
OPENLY SEXUAL
CAERPHILLY
LIKE PINE TREES,
SMALL AT THE TIMBERLINE
FORT DU SALUT IN LOVE
CAPRICE DES DIEUX,
ELOQUENT,
TACTFUL
LIKE A THOUSAND YEAR-OLD
HOSTESS
AND DOLCELATTE,
ALWAYS GENEROUS
TO A FAULT.

O VILLAGE OF CHEESES,
I MAKE YOU THIS POEM
OF CHEESES,
O FAMILY OF CHEESES
LIVING TOGETHER
IN PANTRIES,
O CHEESES
THAT KEEP
TO YOUR OWN NATURE,
LIKE A LUCKY COUPLE,
THIS SOLITUDE,
THIS ENERGY,
THESE BODIES
SLOWLY DYING.
Writers William Bolcom

Genres Classical, Instrumental

Recorded 1994

Lyrics [Instrumental]
Writers William Bolcom

Genres Classical, Instrumental, Americana

Recorded 1994

Lyrics [Instrumental]
 

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