Composer:   Edwin Fissinger
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Plymouth Music
Edition:   PXW108
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella


Brad Logan
Bemidji State University 1999
R&R Chair College & University

The text, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, may best be recognized by the phrase “Blow, bugle, blow.” Repetitive treatment of this phrase serves as the “creative glue,” harmonically poignant via major chords with added seconds. His signature use of quartal harmonies, added tone sonorities and mixed meters to fit the natural speech rhythm is evidenced here. Performance time is 7:10 and vocal ranges are placed comfortably for collegiate and most high school voices.