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A Shropshire Lad.

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hildajenniJ Fri 23-Oct-15 20:06:16

When I was in the school choir we sang a song which I think was part of A Shropshire Lad by A. E. Housman. The only line In remember for certain was "Sunlit pallets never thrive, Morn's abed and daylight slumber, were not meant for man alive". I have found the poem, it is Reveille, but I cannot find the choral setting. It may be a long shot, but do any of you who sing in a choir know of it? If you do, I would dearly love to hear it again.

Luckygirl Fri 23-Oct-15 20:38:17

The best known setting is by George Butterworth for solo voice, but his selection does not include Reveille. There are hundreds of musical settings of Houseman's poems - I am very sorry that I do not know this particular one - it will be interesting to see if anyone does know.

merlotgran Fri 23-Oct-15 20:56:25

I don't know of a choral setting either.

Maybe the song you did at school was specially written for a school choir?