Composer:   Malcolm Daglish
Arranger:   NA
Edition:   NA
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella


Angela Broeker
University of St. Thomas 2011
R&R Chair College & University

Malcolm Dalglish is a folk music performer/composer extraordinaire. His choral arrangements often incorporate hammer dulcimer, but this piece (from his larger Hymnody of the Earth) is a cappella. The five verses, set homophonically, begin with a single voice part and adds another on each subsequent verse. This building of forces parallels the building of textual ideas as the singer/wanderer begins with the simple question, “Have I a seat in Paradise?” and ends with all forces declaring, “There is a Love that never dies.” With earthy power, this piece makes a great closer.