Madness of a headmistress (poem by Gavin Ewart) – alto, recorder, guitar


Setting of a satirical schoolkids poem by Gavin Ewart. The schoolkids’ “mocking theme” (nya nya nya-nya nya) can be heard in the guitar part straight away and the recorder part echos it and eventually blows its top in the “overblow” bar. I only hope that Gavin Ewart was inventing Miss Oysterley, no real headmistresses would go mad like that….
It is great fun to perform.
I have performed it with various recorder players, but Angela here made the most of the “overblow” so I’ve chosen that recording as the sound sample here.