Daffodils [SATB choir] - SCORE

SKU: EH0003A
  • Daffodils
    for SATB chorus & piano
    [2017, rev. 2021]

    text by William Wordsworth
    music by E.K.R. Hammell

    Honourable Mention: Grand Philharmonic Choir Composition Competition 2021

    Premiered by Babεl Chorus, Elaine Choi, artistic director. Toronto, ON, Canada. (VIDEO COMING SOON)

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    4 min.



    program notes:

    This mixed choir setting of William Wordsworth’s famous poem I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud (Daffodils) is meant to capture the pure, innocent feeling of contentedness and wonder arising from a special moment in one’s life.



    William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

    I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

    I wandered lonely as a cloud

    That floats on high o’er vales and hills,

    When all at once I saw a crowd,

    A host, of golden daffodils;

    Beside the like, beneath the trees,

    Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

    Continuous as the stars that shine

    And twinkle on the milky way,

    They stretched in never-ending line

    Along the margin of a bay:

    Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

    Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

    The waves beside them danced; but they

    Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:

    A poet could not but be gay,

    In such a jocund company:

    I gazed — and gazed — but little thought

    What wealth the show to me had brought:

    For oft, when on my couch I lie

    In vacant or in pensive mood,

    They flash upon that inward eye

    Which is the bliss of solitude;

    And then my heart with pleasure fills,

    And dances with the daffodils.

    (ca. 1805)


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