Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   Stephen Chatman
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Mayfair Montgomery Music Publications
Edition:   W10131
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Robert Sieving
Apollo High School, St. Cloud 1995
R&R Chair High School Choirs

This is a delightful madrigal-like piece best suited for a smaller mixed ensemble. It moves rapidly with an alternating 4/8 6/8 scheme which lends great rhythmic and phrasal interest to its anonymous 17th century English text. It’s a bit reminiscent of Fetler’s Madman’s Song in its harmonic language, but a bit more accessible to the young singer. There is an excellent recording on Dale Warland’s Fancie CD.
An Elizabethan Spring (1983) 5 min.
Texts: Thomas Nashe, Thomas Campion, Anon. 16th cent.
1. Spring, the Sweet Spring
2. There is a Garden in Her Face
3. The Urchins’ Dance