This Great Sky

One of my early songs – written as part of a commission for Sian Croose’s choir Big Sky, in Norwich. It’s been well sung over the years by many choirs.




3 verses and a fugueing chorus

Text Source

Alison Burns

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This great sky that’s cast above us
This rich earth that’s spread below
Draws the eye to far horizons
Draws the heart when coming home

And when I stand alone in wonder
I am bound to those who lived before
We share the sky, the earth, the heavens
And the bond of hope and joy

What’s included?

pdf of background notes and teaching ideas, pdf of score, mp3 recording of whole song, mp3 separate parts


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