Sea Love

by

William Copper


Choral setting of Charlotte Mew's poem for a cappella chorus divisi (SSAATBB)

With Sea Fever, the School Commission for 2002-2003. All voice parts are suitable for an accomplished high school chorus, but the divisi and the rhythmic variations make it somewhat challenging. Under 2 minutes long.


1. Tide be runnin' the great world over:
     'Twas only last June month I mind that we
   Was thinkin' the toss and the call in the breast of the lover
     So everlastin' as the sea.

2. Here's the same little fishes that sputter and swim,
     Wi' the moon's old glim on the grey, wet sand;
   An' him no more to me nor me to him
     Than the wind goin' over my hand. 

    Charlotte Mew (British, 1879-1928)

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