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Stanford: Quick! We have but a second (ed. John Rutter)

SATB; Unaccompanied

This joyful setting of an old Irish air, arranged by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford and edited by John Rutter, features a text by Thomas Moore on life’s fleeting pleasures. It alternates between cheerful louder sections and mischievous quieter passages, before a charmingly hushed ending.

A recording can be found on the Collegium CD There is sweet music (CSCD 505) by the Cambridge Singers, conducted by John Rutter.

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Duration: 1 minute
Difficulty: Easy, Moderately Difficult
Published: 1 June 2016
ISBN: 9780193416352

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