from ‘CLD – The Real Lewis Carroll’
Lewis Carroll wrote many musical verses in his ‘Alice’ books. Some were parodies on well known songs of the day. Alice meets the Mock Turtle in Wonderland and here he describes the Quadrille danced by various sea creatures, including lobsters, whitings, snails and turtles.
This setting comes from the musical ‘CLD – The Real Lewis Carroll’ – CLD being Charles Lutwidge Dodgson – who published under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. The show received 4 star reviews for its Oxford production, and uses the Alice books and characters to tell the tragic story and consequences of Dodgson’s love for Lorina Liddell, wife of the Dean of Christ Church College, who was Alice’s mother in real life.
Piano rehearsal track