The Wild Cheese, for Soprano & Orchestra

by Elliott Goldkind

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This is my setting of James Tate's "The Wild Cheese" for soprano and orchestra. It is sung by Suzanne Waters. The orchestral accompaniment was realized by Paul Smith and his Fauxharmonic Orchestra. Live triangle solo by the composer. Final accompanying voices by The Modders-Liekowski Thanksgiving Guests.

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James Tate
The Wild Cheese

A head of cheese raised by wolves
or mushrooms
recently rolled into
the village, it
could neither talk nor
walk upright.

Small snarling boys ran
circles around it;
and just as they began
throwing stones, the Mayor
appeared and dispersed them.

He took the poor ignorant
head of cheese home,
and his wife scrubbed it
all afternoon before
cutting it with a knife
and serving it after dinner.

The guests were delighted
and exclaimed far into the night,
"That certainly was a wild cheese!"

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released January 17, 2016
Music by Elliott Goldkind
Lyrics by James Tate
Suzanne Waters, Soprano

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Elliott Goldkind Los Angeles, California

Elliott Goldkind composes music for concert stage, film and TV.

His classical music has been performed in the U.S. and Europe. His film work has led to collaborations with Jeff Buckley, David Mamet and many talented directors.

Elliott was a member of the NYC bands “Bones Jones and the Jones Tones,” “Hodgepodge Lodge,” and “Freak of Nature.” He is a native New Yorker living in Los Angeles.
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