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The Wind that Shakes the Barley (SATB)

By Robert Dwyer Joyce

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

Item Number: GI.WSZ101

English. Text by Robert Dwyer Joyce.

This is the ballad of a young Wexford rebel facing the 1798 uproar in Ireland. His life changes while spending a few last moments with his true love before joining the rebellion. Rebels carried barley oats as provisions which 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 unforgettable for singers and audiences.

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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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