Category: ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer: French Canadian folk song
Arranger: Stephen Hatfield
Publisher: Cypress Choral Music
Voicing: SATB div
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 www.cypresschoralmusic.com.