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Thread #17997   Message #178956
Posted By: John in Brisbane
15-Feb-00 - 06:10 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: My Bonnie Lass She Smelleth (P Schickele)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Bonnie She Smelleth
Many, many thanks to all those who responded to this thread. I am so glad that I have now been introduced to PDQ Bach and I now have the scores to My Bonnie Lass She Smelleth and The Queen to Me a Royal Pain Doth Give. When I get the time I'll chase up the other Rounds as suggested.

The score itself is marvellous. It mentions that articulation is important and recommends a small chorus. Has anyone ever heard it done by (say) a hundred voices - I hope that we might give it a whirl? The score excludes some of the lyrics given above but this omission is noted, presumably to encourage purchase of the record. One feature I did like is that the required vocal range for each part is clearly given up front - She Smellth in particular looks like a demanding part for many singers.

Again many thanks, John