An atypically spielmusik
(music for fun and play) 1930 choral spoken word
work by composer Ernst Toch
playing on the conventions of the musical form of the fugue
, with syllablically-convoluted riffs of place-names being spat out staccato
, passing from one section to the next, each place name from a different continent and funnier than the last...
Tri-ni-dad! And the-great-Mis-sis-sip-pi! and-the-town-Ho-no-lu-lu and-the-Lake-Ti-ti-ca-ca...
And the alto section starts chanting:
then the bass section comes in:
With luck I can unearth a full copy of the lyrics from my old choir days...