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"Grand Ladies" Lyrics, Text Format

Although quite short, advanced intervals, including a descending tonic octave skip, will challenge your best voices!



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: E Flat Major
  • Time: 3/8
  • Form: rhythm: ABAB – pitches: ABCD
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti | ti/ ri ti | ta/ |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Do
  • Intervals: advanced: Do/Mi, Mi/So, Do\Do (descending tonic octave skip), So/Do, Do\La, La\Fa, So/Mi, Mi\Do, Re/Fa, Fa/La
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth, sixteenth; tempo: andantino/slightly faster (78-83 BPM); dynamics: piano/soft, mezzo forte/medium loud, forte/loud, crescendo, decrescendo, tonic octave skip
  • Key Words: gardening, gardener, earth science, plant growth, flower growth, stately, sedately, quite, ladies, ago, greet, moving, forward, row


“Grand Ladies”

Slow and stately,
Quite sedately,
Like grand ladies long ago,
We will greet you
As we meet you
Moving forward in a row.

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