Composer:   Irish folk song
Arranger:   Robert DeCormier
Publisher:   Lawson-Gould Music Publishers
Edition:   51611
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied


Harry A. Mechell
Winona State University 1992
R&R Chair College & University

For a light, change of pace, try Robert De Cormier’s The Whistling Gypsy. The Irish folk song for baritone solo, SATB choir, piano and guitar, features a very singable, fun-filled setting of 6 verses of the “gypsy rover” text. The choral writing, which contrasts textures often, supports the soloist throughout, and has several imitative sections. Your soloist must be able to whistle well!