The Singing Club (Thomas Arne)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2011-08-20).   Score information: A4, 15 pages, 162 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: This edition comprises a modern realisation, and a statement of the piece in its original specialized format. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: The Singing Club
Composer: Thomas Arne
Lyricist: Anon, probably the composer

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: TTTTT
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: A catch noteworthy for being for five voices.

External websites:

Original text and translations

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Do, re mi, fa, sol, la,
La, sol, fa, mi, re, do, do, fa.
For shame Sir, in charity, gargle your throat.
The raven ne'er croak'd so horrid a note.
O charming, soothing, bravo by Jove,
That ravishing note wakes the passion of love.
Poor fellow, when first he made singing his choice
He was cut for the simplet, instead of his voice.