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A Conversation with Composer Andy Vores about his Setting of “Chrononhotonthologos.”

Andy Vores is a Boston Treasure. Prolific, madly imaginative, deep and endlessly curious, he is a serious thinker who is also wickedly funny. Andy learned about Chrononhotonthologos the 1734 play, in school, and always had it in his mind to track it down. Then, “along came the Internet,” he found the text and decided that […]

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“Chrononhotonthologos”

Chrononhotonthologos: an actual English word, now in retirement from the official Thesaurus. Chrononhotonthologos, Origin: The ridiculous title and ridiculous title character of a satiric play by composer/playwright/hack-writer Henry Carey. The 1743 play was such a smash hit that the word entered the English language. Chrononhotonthologos, Meaning: a blowhard bullying bombastard who can subdue enemy armies […]

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