"Ode to Big Business" (Opus 25, No. 1) is a composition for men's voices by Daniel Gregory Mason. Written in 1927 to a text by Corinne R. Swain,[1] the work was part of the Virginia Glee Club's repertoire under Harry Rogers Pratt in the 1930s. When introducing the work at Barnard College, Pratt claimed that the words had been taken from an advertiser's guide.[2]

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Clupeco thermos dioxygen Temco sonora, Tuxedo,
Resinol fiat bacardi camera ansco wheatena,
Antiskid pebeco calox Olio tyco barometer,
Postum nabisco,
Karo Aluminum cryptox Crisco balopticon lysol
Jello bellans carborundum
Ampico clysnic swoboda Pantasote
Necco brittanica,
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Performances[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Ode to Big Business". WorldCat. https://www.worldcat.org/title/ode-to-big-business-for-mens-voices-text-by-cr-swain-opus-25-no-1/oclc/498764592. Retrieved 2020-02-01. 
  2. "Virginia Glee Club Sings at Barnard". Barnard Bulletin: pp. 1ff. 1936-03-03. https://digitalcollections.barnard.edu/object/bulletin-19360303-1/barnard-bulletin-march-3-1936-page-1?solr%5Bquery%5D=%22Harry%20Rogers%20Pratt%22&solr%5Bparams%5D%5BdefType%5D=dismax&solr%5Bparams%5D%5Bsort%5D=mods_originInfo_dateCreated_sort%20asc&solr%5Bparams%5D%5Bfacet%5D=true&solr%5Bparams%5D%5Bfacet.mincount%5D=1&solr%5Bparams%5D%5Bfacet.limit%5D=30&solr%5Bparams%5D%5Bfacet.field%5D%5B1%5D=mods_subject_topic_ms&solr%5Bparams%5D%5Bfacet.field%5D%5B2%5D=mods_genre_ms&solr%5Bparams%5D%5Bfacet.field%5D%5B3%5D=mods_relatedItem_host_titleInfo_title_ms&solr%5Bparams%5D%5Bfacet.date%5D%5B0%5D=mods_originInfo_dateCreated_sort&solr%5Bparams%5D%5Bf.mods_originInfo_dateCreated_sort.facet.date.start%5D=1888-01-01T00%3A00%3A01Z&solr%5Bparams%5D%5Bf.mods_originInfo_dateCreated_sort.facet.date.end%5D=NOW&solr%5Bparams%5D%5Bf.mods_originInfo_dateCreated_sort.facet.date.gap%5D=%2B10YEAR&solr%5Bparams%5D%5Bfacet.date.start%5D=NOW/YEAR-20YEARS&solr%5Bparams%5D%5Bfacet.date.end%5D=NOW&solr%5Bparams%5D%5Bfacet.date.gap%5D=%2B1YEAR&solr%5Bparams%5D%5Bf.mods_originInfo_dateCreated_sort.facet.mincount%5D=0&solr%5Bparams%5D%5Bfq%5D%5B0%5D=RELS_EXT_isViewableByUser_literal_ms%3A%22anonymous%22%20OR%20RELS_EXT_isViewableByRole_literal_ms%3A%22anonymous%20user%22%20OR%20%28%28%2A%3A%2A%20-RELS_EXT_isViewableByUser_literal_ms%3A%5B%2A%20TO%20%2A%5D%29%20AND%20%28%2A%3A%2A%20-RELS_EXT_isViewableByRole_literal_ms%3A%5B%2A%20TO%20%2A%5D%29%29. Retrieved 2020-06-30. 
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