The Sable Swan (Geoff Allan)

From ChoralWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Music files

L E G E N D Disclaimer How to download
ICON SOURCE
Icon_pdf.gif Pdf
Icon_mp3.gif Mp3
Nwc.png Noteworthy
File details.gif File details
Question.gif Help
  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2020-05-27)   CPDL #58846:    Icon_mp3.gif  
Editor: Geoff Allan (submitted 2020-05-27).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 105 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: A part-song or madrigal - same voicing as Gibbons The Silver Swan. In contrast this is about a Black Swan. The piano part is for rehearsal only.

If you like it and perform it - do send me a recording. The mp3 file is sung by a sampled choir "Voices of Prague". It will be replaced by a real choir after a performance. It should give you an idea of the sound. The composer suggests listening to the audio while reading the score.

General Information

Title: The Sable Swan
Composer: Geoff Allan
Lyricist: James Allancreate page

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2020

Description: A part-song or madrigal - same voicing as Gibbons The Silver Swan. In contrast this is about a Black Swan. The piano part is for rehearsal only. if you like it and perform it - do send me a recording.

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

The swan in tranquil sail and soft,
On waters calm is making way,
Her head is blithely held aloft,
Her neck, an arch, reflecting in the bay.

No dread adversities forseen,
But since the world is set alight,
This swan is sable hued, serene,
And all must know, not ev'ry swan is white.