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Give Me a Laundry List (and I'll Set It To Music)

By Elizabeth Alexander

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Mixed Chorus (SATB choir a cappella) - Moderate
Composed by Elizabeth Alexander. Collegiate Repertoire, Community Chorus, Concert Music. Music, Secular, Choral. Octavo. With Text language: English. Duration 4 minutes. Published by Seafarer Press (SF.SEA-022-02).

Item Number: SF.SEA-022-02

Lyrics by Elizabeth Alexander.

The inspiration for this lighthearted romp is a boast made by prolific composer Giaocchino Rossini: "Give me a laundry list and I'll set it to music." Elizabeth Alexander tips her hat to Rossini with an over-the-top laundry list, some "hold onto your hat" modulations, a few sly barbershop voicings, and a classic "Rossini crescendo"!

Commissioned by Farmington High School Friends of Music; Scott Campbell, conductor (Farmington, CT)

Text: "Give me a laundry list and I'll set it to music" -Giaocchino Rossini A shirt, a skirt, a girdle and a turtleneck, A frock, a smock, a bonnet and a cotton sock, A tartan, a parka, a cardigan, a caftan, and a cap, Knickers and trousers, sweaters and jumpers, Diapers and boxers and bloomers, A tuxedo, and a poncho, and some overalls (a couple of pair), A tunic, and a uniform, and a muumuu, and some long underwear, And don't forget pajamas. Additional lyrics Copyright 2001 by Elizabeth Alexander. Reprinted by permission.

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