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"What's In A Name?" was written in 1954 as the second part of Kay's "Two Madrigals," for mixed chorus (SSATB), a cappella. The first madrigal is "How Stands the Glass Around?" They were published separately.
"What's In A Name?" with a text by Helen F. More, has the following inscription: "Before the battle of Lexington, William Dawes and Paul Revere were both despatched to rouse the county, Dawes starting first." Kay dedicated the work to the Randolph Singers who premiered it during their 1955 tour, David Randolph conducting.