Daisies

  • for children's choir (SS) and piano

  • Duration 2'

Words

by William Shakespeare

commissioned by Alexandria Choral Society 2004

This work is one of a pair of pieces, Daisies & Icicles. The two pieces could be described as variations upon each other. Icicles is set for SATB choir and piano.

this work is published by Norsk Musikforlag (NMO 12227, ISMN M-065-11294-7) but can also be ordered direct from the composer: price GBP 1.85

Text

When daisies pied and violets blue
And lady-smocks all silver-white
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue
Do paint the meadows with delight,
The cuckoo then, on every tree,
Mocks married men; for thus sings he,
Cuckoo;
Cuckoo, cuckoo: O, word of fear,
Unpleasing to a married ear!

When shepherds pipe on oaten straws,
And merry larks are plowmen's clocks,
When turtles tread, and rooks, and daws,
And maidens bleach their summer smocks,
The cuckoo then, on every tree,
Mocks married men; for thus sings he,
Cuckoo;
Cuckoo, cuckoo: O, word of fear,
Unpleasing to a married ear!
(William Shakespeare, from Love's Labour's Lost)

Categories

choral - mixed voices accompanied; choral - high voices accompanied.