song of perfect propriety (ssa)


  • Catalog ID: S-291
  • First Line: oh i should like to ride the seas, a roaring buccaneer...
  • Composer: Carol Barnett
  • Voicing: ssa
  • Accompaniment: piano
  • Language: English
  • Country: United States
  • Series: Saint Mary's College Choral Series
  • Other: 2008 women
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


Dorothy Parker (b. 1893) was one of the most accomplished and successful feminist literary writers in women’s history.  She was a member of the famous Algonquin Round Table which met daily from 1919 to 1929.  Carol Barnett wrote this piece for the Cornell University Women’s Chorus as part of a multi-year commissioning project unofficially called “No Whining, No Flowers” in which several women composers were commissioned to set texts by women.  A full recording of this piece can be found on CD-09: One World, Many Voices – Volume 7.