When it became apparent that the estate of Dr. Seuss was not going to free up its refusal to permit him to compose chamber music featuring Seussical words, classical musucian and satirist Cam Wilson approached CBC personality and professional wit Bill Richardson to provide him with lyrics for whimsical - but ironic - children's music. He ultimately presented a suite of the following works, dealing in nursery-rhyme idiom with adult issues such as diet fads, consumerism, the stock market and anti-depressants:
The work, commissioned by the LCMSTCS
, was premiered on March 11, 2001
at the Green Eggs and Cam
event at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre
, sung by soprano Rosalind Beale-Dala
. The text of its songs was once listed here, but no more! Hope you enjoy their titles at least.