To stop the train (Wytze Oostenbrug)

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  • (Posted 2021-06-16)  CPDL #64783:       
Editor: Wytze Oostenbrug (submitted 2021-06-16).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 187 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: To Stop the Train
Composer: Wytze Oostenbrug
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2015
Description: This piece is a variation for choir a cappella from the well-known canon To Stop the Train. The tone is set with a unison entry of the entire text. Then follows the canon from high to low. The canon is then sung to a countermelody. This is followed by a number of fast variations, followed by a slow fugal passage in 3-part time signature. After numerous fast and slow variations, the piece closes with a 4-part choral setting of the canon melody.

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Original text and translations

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To stop the train
in cases of emergency,
pull on the chain!
Penalty for improper use, five pounds!