And now for something completely different!

We have been working on several different things during lock down and found ourselves playing with some SATB choral stuff. Hardly panto, you might say: and you would be right!

We’re still thinking about how best to present these songs for sale but for starters… here is an example. It is a setting of a couple of verses from Thomas Campbell’s beautiful 18th century poem “Hallowed Ground” and it is called “To Live in Hearts We Leave Behind.” The setting is for a four-part choir. This is the first page (of two) of the sheet music.

Here are the two verses in full:

“For time makes all but true love old;
The burning thoughts that then were told
Run molten still in memory’s mould;
And will not cool
Until the heart itself be cold
In Lethe’s pool.

But strew his ashes to the wind
Whose sword or voice has served mankind,
And is he dead, whose glorious mind
Lifts thine on high?
To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die.”

So, if you sing in a choir, or know someone who does, and would like to sing something new, let us know, at: info@richardlammingmusic.com