Score for readers chorus
The score will require two narrators to use a fake British accent and four voices to act as a choir. The choir will make intermittent animal noises after each narration, each choosing randomly from the pronunciations displayed.
Narrator 1- Here are the sounds of songbirds. Listen carefully to the variety, as each songbird has its own distinct call recognizable to others of its species.
Kí-èw kí-èw kí-èw
Beow beow beow
Narrator 2- Doesn’t that just sound like an afternoon in the garden? Songbirds have been known to chatter senselessly even when no other birds are around; even when no other birds want to hear what they have to say. They just keep chirping away.
Narrator 1- These are the sounds of the beloved housecat. Cats have been domesticated for thousands of years, and because of such their sounds are mostly directed towards human beings.
Prrr pr’ pr’ pr’
Narrator 2- Cats often make these noises to manipulate their owners. The goal of these manipulations is unknown. Felinologists –people who study cats– speculate that if housecats were larger they would eat the eyes of their owners. So if your living with a cat, your cat likely wants you dead.
Narrator 1- Seals are well known for making noises. These sounds are characteristic of the beach. Seal sounds are known for being incredibly annoying and It can be difficult to hear the soft romance that undercuts the seals calls.
Bah bah bah
Wah wah waaaah
Ih’ ih’ ih’ ih’ ih——-
Guh guh guh
Narrator 2- Seals often produce an intense cacophony of sound to inhibit other animals from enjoying the beach. It is easy to hear the intended rudeness in their calls. Yet some people consider the sound of seals to be beautiful, I’m not sure why. You wouldn’t want to be on the beach, surrounded by seals.
Narrator 1- The mighty horse is known for its noble sounds. Reminiscent of vast open landscapes and untouched nature.
Hhhrrrrr Hrrrrrr Hhhrr
Urr Hii Urr Hii Urr Hii
CLOP CLOP CLOP
Narrator 2- Such evocative sounds! Reminiscent of the wild west or a fantasy television drama. Horses are one of the few animals that produces sounds with both their mouths and their feet. It is unknown how they learned to make sounds with their feet to begin with but the sound is amazing none-the-less.
Narrator 1- These are the sounds of the common human. Human vocal chords allow for a wide range of sound production Things such as throat clearing and babbling are common human activities.
Ih uhhhh ah un un
I i i ih me mee
Baba me mey ma mah bibebu
Narrator 2- Note their mumbling nature. Humans are well know for mumbling indistinctly. They frequently think they are communicating clearly, but as a matter of fact you cant understand any of them at all.
Narrator 1- This is the sound of the dog, or so called “mans best friend”. Dogs are well known for co-evolving with humans. It is said that neither would be able to exist today without the other.
Bork Bork Bork
Arf! Arf! Arf! Arf! Arf!
Narrator 2- Can you hear how the grunting nature of the human pairs perfectly with the dog? Its a very clear indicator of their co-evolution. Even with the aid of one another it is amazing they have managed to last up to today.
Narrator 1- Crows make some of the most well known bird sounds. They are well respected for the elegance of their kawing, its like a symphony.
KAWH! KA’ AWH!
Kak kak kak’kaka kak
K’ k’ k’k’k’ k’
AW AW AW
Narrator 2- The elegance of the crow is unending.