version for mixed chorus  (1994)  4′

version for women’s chorus, soprano solo  (1995)  4′

version for mixed chorus, tenor solo  (1995)  4′

lyrics/tune traditional

published by G. Schirmer Inc.

recorded by the St. Mary’s College Women’s Choir, Across the Bar…, Pro Organo #7215

recorded by the Tone Cluster Chorus, This is Tone Cluster, private issue

recorded by the Motet Singers, After Silence…, private issue

recorded by the Heartland Men’s Chorus, With Love from the Heartland, private issue

recorded by One Voice Mixed Chorus, Building Bridges, private issue

recorded by the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, Live in Poland, private issue

recorded by Leap of Faith, Can’t Look Back, private issue

  • commissioned by the Heartland Men’s Chorus
  • broadcast on BBC TV by the winner of the School Choir of the Year competition, March 2008

An a cappella arrangement of a beautiful American southern folksong.  The SATB and SSAA/TTBB versions are slightly different.  It features an easy solo, and even though it has some changing meter it is not particularly difficult.

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