She Sat and Sang is a setting of the beautiful and contemplative Christina Rosetti poem. The poem depicts the mixed emotions that come when a loved one has passed on. The music tries to reflect the same as it presents moments of both joyful memory and weeping sadness.
Suitable for intermediate to advanced choruses.
- SATB, Piano
- Text by Christina Rossetti
- Level: Advanced
- Duration: ~3:15
Published by Lane Johnson Music
She sat and sang alway
By the green margin of a stream,
Watching the fishes leap and play
Beneath the glad sunbeam.
I sat and wept alway
Beneath the moon's most shadowy beam,
Watching the blossoms of the May
Weep leaves into the stream.
I wept for memory;
She sang for hope that is so fair:
My tears were swallowed by the sea;
Her songs died in the air.