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the harvest of the sea

Year of composition
2007
Lyricist
john maccrae
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
5 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Choir
Instrumental parts
Not available
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A second a capella arrangement of a poem by John Maccrae. The text is as follows:


The Harvest of the Sea John McCrae

The earth grows white with harvest; all day long The sickles gleam, until the darkness weaves Her web of silence o'er the thankful song Of reapers bringing home the golden sheaves.

The wave tops whiten on the sea fields drear, And men go forth at haggard dawn to reap; But ever 'mid the gleaners' song we hear The half-hushed sobbing of the hearts that weep.


The piece follows a simple AB structure, much like the poem. I hope to include in in a set of McCrae's poems.

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