It Was a Lover and His Lass (SSA version)

A playful, whimsical treatment of Shakespeare’s text about springtime love. A sunny melody prances with warm, swelling harmonies. SSA, piano. Also available in TB version.


SSA, piano. Duration: 3’30”

SSA version: Order from Hal Leonard (Henry Leck Series) or music retailer.

Note: SSA version is also available as a digital download.

Tenor/Bass version available here.


(SSA version, Hal Leonard promo recording)



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View SSA score on Hal Leonard site

Composer’s Notes

I wrote this while Resident Composer for the Great River Shakespeare Festival, a professional repertory theater company in Winona, Minnesota. The original version was for tenor-bass duet. An arrangement for TB chorus is available here.