Alfred, 43451, SSA, $1.90 2015
While the origins of this sublime love ballad are uncertain (either Ireland or Scotland), its beauty is undeniable. The melancholy traditional text speaks of trading all worldly trappings for “handsome, winsome Johnny,” and Mark’s skillful choral writing is pure elegance for women’s choirs.
Acc. CD Piano Trax 7 43182 available from Alfred Music. This contains tracks for 33 choral pieces by various arrangers, including this title by Mark Hayes.
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