Afternoon On A Hill by Colin Britt. For SATB choir, a cappella. Octavo. 8 pages. Published by Alliance Music Publications (AN.AMP-0805).
Colin Britt's exquisite setting of Millay's touching poem requires a flexible tempo with plenty of gentle rubato to give the effect of a poem being spoken by an accomplished orator. Care should be taken to maintain excellent chordal balance however the voices are divided. Make sure there is enough tenor one on the third beat of measure 33 for instance and not too much of any voice part where they combine again after having been divided.