Lowlands Away [sea shanty] (choir SATB)

capstan shanty (SATB version for the Dili Community Choir in Timor-Leste)

Composer
Traditional
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SATB version for the Dili Community Choir in Timor-Leste

Usually regarded as a capstan or pumping shanty, some collectors also give it for halyards.The version here is almost the only one heard nowadays, but there is also a version where the sailor appears in the lover’s dream. Although the shanty has been traced at least as far back as 1860, there is no trace of any version with the dream before 1882, and the dead lover first appears in John Masefield’s (later Poet Laureate) version in ’A Sailor’s Garland’ in 1906.


Score ID
194520
Composer
Traditional
Year of composition
1860
Year of arrangement
2017
Lyricist
Traditional
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Instrumentation
Choir
Genre
Classical music
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