She’s Like The Swallow

for SATB choir, optional soprano solo, and piano

One of Newfoundland’s best known folksongs, “She’s Like The Swallow” was first collected by Maud Karpeles in 1930, but certainly dates from well before that, as evidenced by the appearance of several verses in various British laments. The subject of the unfaithful lover is perhaps as old as song itself.

“She’s Like the Swallow” is part of Patrick O’Shea’s Three Newfoundland Folksongs.

  1. Wave Over Wave
  2. She’s Like the Swallow
  3. We’ll Rant and We’ll Roar
SKU: POA-013 Categories: , Instrumentation:
Instrumentation: Piano
Sacred or Secular: Secular
Descriptive Tags: Folksong, Love
Difficulty: Intermediate
Duration: 1-5 Minutes
Voicing: SATB
Language: English

$2.00/copy

This title is available in print or for immediate download. For both options, there is a minimum required quantity of 8 copies for choral titles. Please support self-publishing composers by ordering the quantity according to the number of singers in the ensemble that will perform the work.

Print orders are printed on demand and shipped by our printing partner, and can be expected to be processed with a few days of the order. Please do not hesitate to contact [email protected] to follow up.

Quantity

Explore More Music…

Filters Sort results
Reset Apply
Title
View
Voicing
Duration
Language
Composer
for SATB choir with divisi
POA-015
SATB
3'30"
English
Anselm of Canterbury (c. 1033 – 21 April 1109), a benedictine abbot and philosopher and theologian, left significant writings, some of great complexity. Others, like this simple prayer, convey a deep longing for a closeness to God. This setting was composed for joint performance by the Caritas Chamber Choir (Canterbury, UK) and the Saint Mary’s […]
More info & view score »
for Mixed Choir (SATB) with Soprano Soloist
GTT-022
SATB
2' 3"
English
This setting is ideally suited for a good chamber choir with a high soprano soloist. Julie Myers’ beautiful poem suggests to the composer a journey from darkness to light, from despair to hope, and this is reflected in the music, which should be performed simply, but with expressiveness and conviction.
More info & view score »
for 2-part chorus of equal voices and piano
JBN-002b
Equal Voices
3'
English
An original song the lovingly evokes images of the Golden State.
More info & view score »
for SATB choir and optional Soprano solo
POA-002
SATB
SSAATTBB
7'20"
Latin
“Cantemus in omni die” is a setting of a hymn to the Virgin Mary written by Cú Chuimne Sapiens, an Irish monk active at Iona by the early 8th century (died 747).  It is the earliest known Latin hymn to Mary originally composed in the Western Christian Church rather than translated into Latin from earlier […]
More info & view score »
for SATB choir a cappella
KEM 1001
SATB
2'15"
English
Short choral blessing (text from the Old Testament) written as part of 2001-2003 Composer Residency at San Francisco’s National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi. Premiered by resident ensemble, Schola Cantorum SF
More info & view score »
for SATB choir and optional organ
POA-005
SATB
SSAATTB
4'
English
“O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem” was written for John Patrick Cardinal Foley, the Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.  It received its first performance on February 11th, 2011 in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican by the Saint Mary’s University Chamber Singers, with the composer conducting.
More info & view score »
for SATB choir and piano
POA-003
SATB
3'
English
“Shout For Joy” was composed for the undergraduate commencement exercises of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in May, 2003, and is dedicated to the graduating class of that year.  The text, from Psalm 33, is suitable for a range of liturgical occasions, and the work is also effective as a concert piece.  The energetic opening […]
More info & view score »
for mixed choir and piano
JBN-001
SATB
5'
English
A setting of William Blake’s poem “The Garden of Love”, from Songs of Experience.
More info & view score »
for mixed choir a cappella
JBN-010
SATB
5'
English
12 Frivolous rounds for mixed voices
BKR-011
SATB
Each round 1′30″ to 2′ (in performance)
English
Latin
Most rounds in popular collections are either sober or light-hearted. Where are the truly chucklesome examples? They do exist, of course: one thinks of classics such as “Thy Jolly Red Nose” or “The Old Man from Calcutta”; even, perhaps, of the bawdy catches of Henry Purcell and John Blow. But they are rarely found between […]
More info & view score »
Shopping Cart