Composition - - American Recorder Society
Sweet was the Song
By Anthony St. Pierre October 2008
 
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This Christmas lute song might well have been entitled ['Too Short] and Sweet was the Song.' At the end, one is always ready for another verse. By way of a remedy, I have composed a somewhat anachronistic version that might be appended. (The original is included at the end of the score.) Duration (variant only): 1:45
-- Anthony St. Pierre

The Baltimore Consort performs the original, here on YouTube.
 
 
A beautiful and occasionally surprising arrangement of a lute song from the early 17th century. Harmonic twists and other fun little gems make this easy and approachable piece a bit more tasty, and the ensemble demands are easy as well. Look for the serene repeat of the final chord at the very end to close out the piece.
-- Glen Shannon
 
 
No. of Recorder Parts: 4
Difficulty: Very Easy
Occasion: Christmas/Advent
Libraries: New Music for Recorder
Date Added: 12/16/2020
 
Style: Social/Casual, Concert, Laid-back/Slow, Tonal/Melodic, Folk/Traditional, Variations/Fantasies/Adaptations, Neo-Renaissance/Baroque/Classical, Renaissance/Baroque/Classical