The Song of Wandering Aengus (1997)

(I went out to the hazel wood)

Arr.: Halley, Paul (born in 1952) [Canada]

Text by Yeats, William Butler (1865-1939) [Ireland]
Published by Pelagos Incorporated [USA], 1997
Ref. : PEL2011  (10 p.)
Copyright : Paul Halley - 1997 Back Alley Music (ASCAP)
Text in: English
Epoque: 20th century (1990-2000)
Genre-Style-Form: Folk music ; Secular ; Traditional
Mood of the piece: lyric ; mystical ; andante
Type of Choir: SSA  (3 equal voices )
Instrumentation: Piano OR Organ (optional)
Difficulty choir (incr.from 1 to 5): 3
Difficulty conductor (incr.from A to E): B
Tonality: various
Duration: 3.5 min.
Origin: Ireland
Musicological Sources: Traditional Irish
Data about the life of the work: W.B.Yeats' beautiful poem "The Golden Apples of the Sun" and a traditional Irish melody form the basis of this lyrical arrangement. Halley has surrounded the melody with lush harmonies to give a very magical and romantic feel to this lovely folk song.
Comment(s): great piece for boys or childrens choir; lovely
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Listen HiFi sung by Chorus Angelicus conducted by Paul Halley Discographic references: Chorus Angelicus - Untraveled Worlds - Pelagos PEL1004

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