Broom-Pedlar’s Song

Broom-Pedlar’s Song (1987)
SATB unaccompanied
This lively song paints a picture of a market-place in which a salesman sells his new brooms and asks for other goods in part exchange! The street-crier’s refrain underpins the whole song and is treated in canon moving to a rousing climax.  This setting of the poem by the sixteenth-century poet Robert Wilson was commissioned by and first performed at the Norwich Sing for Pleasure Festival in St. Andrew’s Hall, Norwich, on 4th July 1987
`shows Bullard’s understanding of amateur choirs… The street-cry refrain is used most effectively as a countersubject and as a two-part and exciting four-part canon…worthwhile and enjoyable’ Jane Ashley, Mastersinger magazine

Printed copies are available to order from Colne Edition in the UK only (minimum 5 copies, £2.25 per copy plus postage, delivery approximately two weeks)
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