The musical legacy of Raymond Hanson

Daddy Bach, Part 1 in Five Portraits, Opus 23

Bender, we’re trying our best. Can I use the gun? It’s just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long, the grasshopper kept burying acorns for winter, while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. But then the winter came, and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all his acorns. Also he got a race car. Is any of this getting through to you? Yeah. Give a little credit to our public schools. Oh, you’re a dollar naughtier than most. Five hours? Aw, man! Couldn’t you just get me the death penalty?