Sound the Flute! Now it's Mute! (SATB)
PDF score of Sound the Flute! Now it's Mute! for unaccompanied SATB choir.
Price: $2.00/print ($2.00 per singer in your choir)
Length: 1 minute
My take on the madrigal, 21st-century style!
Blake's celebratory poem inspired me to write a joyful setting welcoming the future into our lives. Upper and lower voices trade off playfully syncopated settings of the word "merrily" with touches of chromaticism. The whole choir unites at the end in full-throated song.
Text by William Blake
Sound the Flute!
Now it’s mute.
Day and Night.
In the dale
Lark in Sky
Merrily Merrily to welcome in the Year