Category:   TTBB CHOIRS
Composer:   Irish folk song
Arranger:   Douglas E. Wagner
Publisher:   Heritage Choral Series
Edition:   15/2226H
Voicing:   TBB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Michael Smith
Concordia College, Moorhead 2010
R&R Chair TTBB Choirs

Here is a simple yet elegant setting of Salley Gardens. The beautiful tune encourages good vocal technique and phrasing. The ranges are comfortable for high school age groups and older. This would be an excellent piece to demonstrate that men can sing beautifully and expressively if given the opportunity. The key of F major is of some concern for pitch problems (my choirs always have to work harder to stay in tune in “F”) but the flowing piano accompaniment will help keep the singers’ pitch centered.