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Give the Ballot to the Mothers

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Kimberly Archer

Kimberly Archer

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General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Available after July 2020


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bells
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Rebecca Naylor Hazard, founder of the Woman Suffrage Association of Missouri, wrote the lyrics to Give the Ballot to the Mothers in 1889, set to the tune of Marching through Georgia.

Bring the good old bugle, boys! We’ll sing another song. Sing it with a spirit that shall start the cause along. Sing it as we ought to sing it, cheerily and strong, giving the ballot to the mother. Hurrah! Hurrah! We bring the jubilee! Hurrah! Hurrah! The homes, they shall be free! So we’ll sing the chorus from the mountains to the sea, giving ballot to the mothers.

Hazard went on to serve one term as the president of the American Woman Suffrage Association, which included both men and women in its advocacy for women’s right to vote.

This setting alludes to the many enthusiastic marches and rallies women of the late 1800s and early 1900s staged in their campaign to win the right to vote. Their struggle was long and difficult, sometimes resulting in violence, but their message was always hopeful and positive.

- Program Note from composer


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of California (Berkeley) Wind Ensemble (Matthew Sadowski, conductor) - 6 December 2019
  • Hutchinson (Ks.) Community College Wind Symphony (Chris Miertschin, conductor) - 10 October 2019
  • Kansas Wesleyan University (Salina) Wind Ensemble (Carl T. Rowles, conductor) – 7 October 2019 *Premiere Performance*

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