1. Dieubussy alone shalt thou adore
And copy most perfectly

2. Melodious never shalt thou be
In deed nor in consent

3. From plan shalt thou always abstain
More easily to compose

4. With greatest care shalt thou violate
The ancient rudimentary rules

5. Parallel fifths shalt thou create
And octaves in like style

6. Never ever shalt thou resolve
Dissonance of any kind

7. No piece shalt thou ever end
With any consonant chord

8. Ninth shalt thou accumulate
Without the least discernment

9. Perfect harmony shalt thou not desire
Except in marriage alone

Ad gloriam tuam
Erit Satis
Amen. (1914)

(Erik Satie, translation by Nigel Wilkins)

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