Category:   SSAA CHOIRS
Composer:   Eleanor Daley
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Edition:   W154
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Angela Mitchell
Stillwater Area Schools
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

Eleanor Daley is a prominent and well-respected composer of women’s choral music and “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” fits the female vocal range beautifully. The poem is set with particular care to detail and the piano accompaniment is an integral part of the overall effect.

“The Lake Isle of Innisfree” (pronounced INN-is-free) has a recurring unison theme allowing the opportunity to explore beautiful free tone and like vowels with your women. There are some meter changes throughout, but they fit the text well and will not cause frustration for young singers. The suspensions presented in ms. 25 are surprisingly easy to learn and a great satisfaction to perform.