When You Are Old
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
SATB choir and piano
Available through Heritage Music Press (15/3553H)
Composed in the mid-2000s, When You Are Old tries to capture the weight and regret of missed opportunities. expressed in Yeat's beloved poem. Featuring singable fluid lines, simple but scintillating harmonies, and an evocative piano accompaniment, When You Are Old is bound to be a memorable moment in your next performance.
Lorenz: "'When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read … and bending down beside the glowing bars, murmur a little sadly how love fled and paced upon the mountains overhead, and hid his face a mid a crowd of stars.' Sensitive vocal lines and embracing harmonies highlight and enhance the subtle nuances of this beloved poem by William Butler Yeats. A deeply emotional and highly musical experience for performers and audiences alike."
for Mixed Voices
for Treble Voices
for Bass Voices