To stop the train (Wytze Oostenbrug)
- Editor: Wytze Oostenbrug (submitted 2021-06-16). Score information: A4, 9 pages, 187 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: To Stop the Train
Composer: Wytze Oostenbrug
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Secular, Partsong
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.
- electronic sound: https://youtu.be/Mthd1F9lals
Original text and translations
To stop the train
in cases of emergency,
pull on the chain!
Penalty for improper use, five pounds!