Composer:   Cornish folksong
Arranger:   Gustav Holst
Publisher:   G. Schirmer
Edition:   8117
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella


Robert Peterson
Edina High School 1992
R&R Chair High School Choirs

This English folksong can also be performed by your madrigal group or large mixed chorus. There are some limited divisi in the soprano and bass, but most parts are straight forward and very singable. Holst gives a long melodic line to the tenors, with three-part harmony in the upper voices. Early 20th century English choral music has a distinctive sound. This secular setting is a fun way to introduce your students to this sound.