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Shule Agrah

Johnnys Gone For A Soldier

By Carolee Curtright

SSA choir
Johnnys Gone For A Soldier. Composed by Carolee Curtright. Choral. Octavo. Heritage Music Press #15/1603H. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.15-1603H).

Item Number: LO.15-1603H

The hushed, haunting mood and subtle dissonance in this poignant setting of the traditional Irish ballad Shule Agrah (Come to me, my love), create an atmosphere filled with expressive emotion. Full of dynamic contrasts, it tapers to a quiet, subtle, and anguished conclusion. Accessible, yet sophisticated, it makes a stunning concert or festival showcase for treble voices.

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  • 5

    REading, England
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  • January 24, 2010 Beautiful!

    My girls choir love this arrangement. It is so haunting and if you get the tuning right, the harmonies work beautifully. We are about to use the piece for some big compoetitions.

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  • 4

  • July 20, 2003 Touching Composition

    This was an extremely emotional song and I enjoyed it every much. It is an old Irish war song, but still holds sway in the modern world. It speaks of a lover's sorrow when "Johnny" leaves her to become a soldier. This is a great piece for choirs, too...


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