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The Wind that Shakes the Barley

By Robert Dwyer Joyce

SATB choir, piano accompaniment, harp - Easy/Medium
Arranged by Laurie A. Betts. Steven Zielke Choral Series. Music Education. Octavo. 12 pages. Walton Music #WSZ101. Published by Walton Music (GI.WSZ101).

Item Number: GI.WSZ101

6.75x10.5 inches. Language: English. Text by Robert Dwyer Joyce.

This is the ballad of a young Wexford rebel facing the 1798 uproar in Ireland. His life changes when spending a few last moments with his true love before joining the rebellion. Rebels carried barley oats as provisions. It later grew in unexpected places, indicating the unmarked mass graves for slain rebels in Ireland. With piano or harp, this is a lovely and haunting piece for high school and beyond, unforgettable for singers and audiences. Duration: ca. 4:40.

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  • 2010-06-16 00:00:00.0 Impressive

    This is an artistic and well-crafted and meaningful arrangement, far away from Lauridsen and Whitacre influence. Singable and intelligent.

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