Grunt: Pigorian Chant from Snouto Domoinko de Silo

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Here, for the first and probably only time anywhere, is the definitive text and recording of the sublime yet humble monophony of the Sincere Pigs from the ancient farmstead, Snouto Domoinko de Silo. Intoned in the original Pig Latin, with antiphonal responsoria and commentaria in Latin by the lesser barnyard animals, and featuring the ethereal polyphony of chickens, this music is not to be soon forgotten.
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Overview


Here, for the first and probably only time anywhere, is the definitive text and recording of the sublime yet humble monophony of the Sincere Pigs from the ancient farmstead, Snouto Domoinko de Silo. Intoned in the original Pig Latin, with antiphonal responsoria and commentaria in Latin by the lesser barnyard animals, and featuring the ethereal polyphony of chickens, this music is not to be soon forgotten.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761105947
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Pages: 28
  • Sales rank: 334,970
  • Product dimensions: 5.81 (w) x 5.75 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Boynton

Sandra Boynton is one of America’s best-loved artists. Her Boynton on Board and other books for children have tens of millions of copies in print, with Barnyard Dance!, Snuggle Puppy!, and Pajama Time! leading the way. Ms. Boynton lives with her family in rural Connecticut, working out of a converted barn that has the only hippopotamus weather vane in the state.

Biography

In the 1980s, it was hard to enter a gift shop without seeing Sandra Boynton's name. Her humorous pen-and-watercolor cartoons of hippos, ewes, and her famous turkeys (you know, symbolizing the human ones in life who can get you down) were emblazoned on cards, mugs, stickers, stationery...and of course, her wonderful, wacky books, the first of which was 1979's Hippos Go Berserk! .

Boynton began her career as a greeting card illustrator with aspirations of theater directing; but having a family changed her focus, and she began devoting herself full-time to art. Her board books, filled with goofy animal illustrations and rhyming verse, are toddler staples. But their appeal to adults is undeniable, and she has also written a number of humor books for the general public.

Given the rhythmic, buoyant style of her writing, it was only natural that Boynton would become involved in companion music to her books. From the '90s on, several of her titles included accompanying CDs, culminating in the 2002 release of Philadelphia Chickens, a CD-book extravaganza written with composer Michael Ford and featuring musical performances by several high-profile stars.

Who knows what lies ahead for this irrepressible force of nature? If there's one thing Sandra Boynton has proved in the course of her remarkably diverse career, it's that she's not lost her capacity to surprise us. (Thank heavens!)

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    1. Hometown:
      "Somewhere in rural Connecticut"
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 3, 1953
    2. Place of Birth:
      Orange, New Jersey
    1. Education:
      B.A., Yale University, 1974; attended University of California--Berkeley Drama School and Yale Drama School

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INVESTIGATIO TUBERIBUS

Pig of Experience:

Ake-way up-ay, uys-gay.

E-thay ain-ray as-hay oppSd-stay.

E-way an-cay unt-hay

or-fay uffles-tray

in-ay e-thay oods-way.

Response

Id-day ou-yay ay-say

Uffles-tray?

At-whay are-ay e-way

aiting-way or-fay

Cows

De gustibus

non est disputandum.

Translation:

THE SEARCH FOR TRUFFLES

Wake up, guys!

The rain has stopped!

We can hunt

for truffles

in the woods!

Did you say

TRUFFLES?

What are we

waiting for?

There's no accounting

for taste.

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Table of Contents


THE CHANTS

Monophonia Noctis

Anima Fundi: Spiritus, Aurora

Prima Vocatio

Vocatio Secunda

Jejunium Fractum

Cogitatio in Horreo

Exsultatio in Campo

Meridies

Brebis Somnus

Dis Inertiae

Investigatio Tuberibus

Epulae Tales Quales Sunt

Nox Animalium Nobilium

Verbum Ultimum

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2000

    Old MacDonald had a farm ...

    Imagine an album about Old MacDonald and his farm. Add in that it is sung, in Latin, with a chorus of chickens, horses, sheep, and pigs; the pigs, of course, chant in pig-latin (ood-fay! orious-glay ood-fay!). The 'latin' and translation are provided in a wonderfully funny book; most certainly targeted for the adults rather than their children. But fun indeed (and just think of the opportunity to teach your children latin!)

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