Overview: Secular Choral Music
Authorship: Healey Willan
Composition Date: Completed 1. 9 July 1957, 2. 1 July 1957, 3. 23 August 1957
Scored For: SATB and Piano
Number of Pages: 12 p.
Notes About Music: Words by Robert Herrick. The 1957 commission of the University of Toronto Faculty of Music Alumni Association.
First performed 2 April 1958, Hart House, Toronto, Lawrence Park Collegiate Choir, conducted by Paul Sweetman.
The second song is based upon the first number of the song cycle “To Music” (HWC 698).
1. An Hymn to the Muses
“Honour to you who sit”
2. To Music – A Song
“Music, thou art queen of heaven”
3. To Be Merry
“Let’s now take our time”
Holograph: NL of C. 12 p.
Publication: Toronto, BMI Canada, c1957. 14 p. No. 242.
Score Available: Canadian Music Centre
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