Category:   SSAA CHOIRS
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Stephen Hatfield
Publisher:   Alliance Music Publications
Edition:   AMP 0326
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   A Cappella


Marie Spar Dymit
White Bear Lake High School – South Campus 2002
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

This Irish ballad, arranged and adapted by Stephen Hatfield, is set for unaccompanied SSA voices. It’s set in a lilting 9/8 meter as it tells the story of a young maid whose love is lost in war, and she’s left behind to mourn him in Bonny Wood Green. The beautiful unison melody of verse one is expanded upon in the succeeding verses with a variety of harmonic settings. When I did this piece with my women, I altered the voicing on some of the verses, so as to give the altos a chance to sing melody, and they were able to handle it beautifully. Another true winner.