Sounding ChildhoodMain Menu30 Selections from the Top Ranking Hymns for ChildrenAlphabetical Index of Hymn TitlesScoresRecordingsTimelineCredits, 2015 Recording & WebsiteCredits, Permissions and CopyrightWorks CitedRehearsal VideosPart 2--Songs for School and PlayPart 3--Bands of Mercy SongsAlisa Clapp-ItnyreAlisa Clapp-Itnyre ea81b58f96dc50ac6f0312cb8dfd4bbc7d5bfddcSOUNDING VICTORIAN Project 2016
Twinkle, twinkle little bat
12019-03-04T15:30:00+00:00Alisa Clapp-Itnyre ea81b58f96dc50ac6f0312cb8dfd4bbc7d5bfddc12based on Alice in Wonderlandplain2019-03-04T15:35:32+00:00Alisa Clapp-Itnyre ea81b58f96dc50ac6f0312cb8dfd4bbc7d5bfddcVictorians may be associated with prudery but they most certainly had a sense of humor as well, seen in the various parodies written during the era. This one, "Twinkle, twinkle little bat," is parodying Ann & Jane Taylor's "Twinkle, twinkle little star," also recorded for this website. It was written by Lewis Carroll for his 1865 Alice in Wonderland, as he humorously reflects on something, perhaps less appealing, found in the sky: "Up above the world you fly/ Like a teatry in the sky"! Various poems in the novel were set to music by a Mr. William Boyd in 1870, for The Songs from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" written by Lewis Carroll. He writes that the composing was "to me a source of real delight" (preface). I believe our youthful singers found the same to be true in learning this song for our recording!
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