The Beagle And The Beluga And The Eagle's Fine Times by Scott MacMillan is a cheerful, uptempo and jazzy setting of Sheree Fitch's children's poem originally entitled “The Boogie Woogie Beagle Blues”.
This delightfully whimsical piece features tongue-twisting lyrics that will entertain performers and audiences alike:
There was a beagle
Who loved bagels
In fact he loved to beg for bagels
Wagged his tail for bagels
Whenever bugles blew
One day the beagle met a beluga
Who played the boogie woogie bugle
The beagle giggled "Hi Beluga!"
Then played a jig with his kazoo.
Then the beagle and the beluga
Eating bagels, blowing bugles
Met an eagle who was eager
To eat some buttered bagels too...
This piece for SATB choir was first performed by the Vancouver Chamber Choir in 2010.