Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise

Catalog numbers: 

EBM EBM0610191/ HL 45111

Duration (minutes): 
Detailed Instrumentation: 
Mezzo-soprano: 2(Pi).1.2.1: 2.1.2(BsTbn).0: Timp.Perc: Str
"Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise" is a satirical novelty song by the American composer William Bolcom. It is written for voice with piano or orchestra accompaniment (arranged by Michael Borowitz), and Bolcom frequently performs it with his mezzo-soprano wife, Joan Morris, accompanying her on the piano. Composed in 1980, It is based on his experiences, in his youth, of playing the piano for women's clubs, and being fed absurd and unappetizing cuisine, including foods resembling Jello salad.