Vermont Softworks:

blog entries: music

Donald Swann

Though it may seem a slight departure from the usual theme here at Vermont Softworks, I’d like to take a moment to remember Donald Swann, for today is his birthday. Some readers will recognize him as the composer and tenor of the English comedic duo Flanders and Swann. Their best-known songs are probably I’m a g‑nu,” The hippopotamus song,” and Madeira M’Dear?” — though I have to say my favorites may be The reluctant cannibal” and Misalliance.” In fact, Swann was a serious and prolific composer, producing not only nearly 2,000 songs, but choral works, musicals, operas, and instrumental works as well. One particularly near and dear to my heart…


more →