composer: Jeff Smallman
text: E. Pauline Johnson / Jeff Smallman
SSA or SATB, piano, piccolo, bodhran, or full orchestra
A toe-tapper from the beginning. Written in a style reminiscent of Great Big Sea, this piece builds to a rousing finish, combining melodies as it goes. A sure favourite for both choirs and audiences.
In 2017, the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada commissioned an orchestration of this work in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday. Scored for SATB, the orchestration will also work with SSA choir.
Orchestration: picc. 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 timp./perc. 220.127.116.11.2