Sweet 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.