It Was a Lover and His Lass
SATB choir, piano
Composed by J. Edmund Hughes. Arranged by Mary Ellen Loose. Edith Copley Choral Series. Concert. Octavo. Santa Barbara Music Publishing #SBMP1030. Published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing (SB.SBMP-1030).
Item Number: SB.SBMP-1030
This piece can do well on its own merit, or it can be joined by two others in a unique Shakespeare suite--each piece being for a different voicing. To perform all three, divide the SATB choir. The women get their turn first with "Sigh No More, Ladies" (SBMP1028); next, the men perform "Take, O Take Those Lips Away" (SBMP1029); and finally all join in with "It Was a Lover and His Lass." Clever writing abounds for both the voices and the piano. Add a bit of staging to make the performance extra special.