Sweet was the song (2014)

January 6th, 2017

www.phillipcooke.comSweet was the song (2014)

A setting of the text from William Ballett’s Lute Book, c.1590


Solo Soprano, SATB

Commissioned by Con Anima

For Roger Williams and Con Anima

fp. 13 December 2014; Con Anima, Roger Williams, St Mary’s Chapel, Blairs, Aberdeen, UK

lon.p. 13 December 2014; London Welsh Chorale, Edward Rhys Harry, St Andrew’s Church, Holborn, London, UK



Sweet was the song is a simple, tender carol for solo soprano and unaccompanied choir. The mood of the piece is very much dictated by the lullaby described in the text, with a rocking figure throughout.


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