Choir Notes

January 2019

As I write this, we have just had our Advent Evening Service, and the choir is now getting ready for our carol singing events and the Carol Service: more about this in the next issue.

I’m afraid nobody came forward with the answer to the teaser printed in last month’s issue. So, here is the question again, with the answer underneath:

Q: What is the term given to a poem or song that uses two (or more) languages in its text?

A: Macaronic

Examples of macaronic songs include Michelle (The Beatles), That’s Amore (Dean Martin) and In Dulce Jubilo (Robert Pearsall).

The word ‘macaronic’ actually has its root in a Latin/Italian word meaning ‘dumplings’.

David Wood