The Sprig of Thyme composed by John Rutter (1945-). For SATB choir/unison/male voices and piano/chamber ensemble/orchestra (flute, oboe, clarinet (in Bb & A), bassoon, harp, strings). Mixed Voices. Contemporary, Choral Works. Vocal score. 48 pages. Duration 35'. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193380615).
ISBN 9780193380615. Contemporary, Choral Works. 11 x 9 inches.
A suite of eleven folk-song settings accompanied by piano or chamber ensemble (using one player per string part) or chamber orchestra (using orchestral strings) 6 songs are for SATB, 3 for unison upper voices, 2 for men's voices. The folk-songs may be performed individually, in groups, or as a complete suite. Instrumental material is available on hire from the publisher.