Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   French Canadian folk song
Arranger:   Stephen Hatfield
Publisher:   Cypress Choral Music
Edition:   CP1204
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   Accompanied


Jonathan Kopplin
Richfield High School
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

Cypress Choral Music is one of the finest publishers of choral music in Canada and a great resource to find quality choral literature. Stephen Hatfield is a prolific arranger and composer who publishes much of his work through Boosey & Hawkes, but as a native Canadian, publishes some of his repertoire through Cypress. Les Draveurs de la Gatineau is an arrangement of a French Canadian folk song common in the logging community. Hatfield’s treatment of the arrangement is reminiscent of Johannes Brahms’ choral art songs with a lush piano accompaniment that enhances the character of the piece. For a full recording and sample of the score, visit the Cypress website at