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J 89-102 - Turkeys and Badger's
by BERKEY, Jackson (b. 1942) (Composer)
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About Turkeys and Badger's
Turkeys and Badger’s takes its name from the composer’s combination of the old folk tune Turkey in the Straw and the poem The Bunk-House Orchestra by Charles “Badger” Clark. James Livingston’s American Shadows CD program notes aptly provide background information on this joyous, romping work. He writes, “In Turkeys and Badger’s the apostrophe is not a misprint. In [his poem], South Dakota poet laureate Charles “Badger” Clark shows how the West transforms the stay-at-home sentiments of the land left behind. Badger welcomes listeners to a Turkey in the Straw hoe down, do-it-yourself entertainment where anything goes, and constant communion compensates for daily loneliness and work. In verses which alternate between the grinding toil and the ecstasy of blowing off steam, [the poet] offers his frontier philosophy: Rainy dark or firelight, bacon rind or pie, Livin’ is a luxury that don’t come high; Oh, be happy and onruly while your years and luck allow....”
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Modern, Living Composer
Mixed Chorus, Vocal Musi
Duration - 3:30
Instrumentation – Mx Chor / Ens
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