Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Will C Macfarlane
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Schirmer/Hal Leonard
Edition:   HL50297400
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Dennis Marzolf
Bethany College, Mankato 1992
R&R Chair Community Choirs

This is one of those old “post-Romantic” anthems, typical of church music in England in the US and England in the twenties. It may be regarded as hyper-dramatic setting of a sentimental text, hut there are some daring harmonies in the primarily homophonic setting that require a fair amount of skill from the singers. The text and setting are wed perfectly: the dynamics are great fun, and a careful performance of this work will still be a satisfying event for both chorus and audience. It is a nice work for a spring program.