Text: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
SATB, organ, optional trumpet
This piece was written for performance at Remembrance Day services, providing a suitable setting of Longfellow's eloquent text. An optional trumpet line is included in the piece allowing it to fit in with The Last Post and Reveille, which are traditionally played at such events. Within an essentially English cathedral-like atmosphere, "How They So Softly Rest" is also suitable for concerts and events connected with remembrance, memorials, etc.