The adjective (Kitty Brazelton)

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  • CPDL #26589:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Kitty Brazelton (submitted 2012-06-25).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 37 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: The sopranos sing up to D above C above mid C and down to A below mid C: if too low, they can speak or whisper. They are soon reinforced. The altos may sing up to the same D or drop the 2nd phrase down, as needed. I've marked it to choose. The male voices are neither tenor nor bass, but baritone. Please transpose the score if you need to. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: The Adjective
Composer: Kitty Brazelton

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 2012

Description: 32-second round for 3 voices, high, middle and low, or SABar. Sets Mark Twain's notorious Pudd'nhead Wilson comment — "As to the adjective: when in doubt, strike it out."

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Original text and translations

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As to the adjective,
when in doubt,
strike it out.