Composer — Ivor Martin Voicing + performing forces —Treble Unison Call Number — 4069 Level — Easy
The Vagabond by Ivor Martin is a beautiful unison composition perfect for a young children's choir. It's lyrical, beautifully written melodic lines (and equally beautiful piano accompaniment) tell the story of a vagabond who wanders from place to place with no place to call home. This does not make him unhappy however, as this is the life he loves to lead. It is the people that he crosses paths with and are touched by his spirit that are sad when he must depart, a-wandering forever more... This is a perfect song for any developing children's choir: secular in nature, with a most beautiful melody and text, written perfectly to sit in children's head voices.