It Was a Lover and His Lass

At school we sang Thomas Morley’s setting of this Shakespeare text which comes from the play As You Like It. I had such fun composing this song and a very happy time trying it out for the first time with Emily Barden and Leiston Primary School at The Red House.
You are allowed to skip in the ‘hey nonino’ sections!

Vocal difficulty: 2 of 5
Accompaniment difficulty: 5 of 5

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Advice from Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Emily Barden and Charles MacDougall on how to count and keep a steady pulse.

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Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Dominic Ellis-Peckham and Emily Barden share their top tips on how to include dynamics into your singing.

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Friday Afternoons Ambassador Charlotte Brosnan shares some performance skills tips.

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Advice from Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Charlotte Brosnan and Emily Barden on intervals.

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Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Charlotte Brosnan and Dominic Ellis-Peckham demonstrate some techniques to help with singing high notes.

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Advice on breathing and airflow technique from Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Charles MacDougall and Tom Appleton.

Other Song Information

Song Credits

Music by
Errollyn Wallen

Words by
William Shakespeare

Backing track:
Performed by Errollyn Wallen
Recorded by Mike Challis

Music by Errollyn Wallen
Words by William Shakespeare