Past Song

  • for choir SSA and piano

  • Duration 3'


by John Clare

commissioned for the Hull Ladies' Musical Union, to celebrate the choir's centenary in 2003


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The past it is a majic word
Too beautiful to last
It looks back like a lovely face
Who can forget the past
Theres music in its childhood
Thats known in every tongue
Like the music of the wildwood
All chorus to the song

verse 1 of "Childhood" by John Clare