A Parting Song – SSA

SSA Voices and Piano, with Solo and Cello

Based on The Parting Glass, an Irish Folk Song
Arranged by Earlene Rentz
Additional words by Greg Funderburk and Earlene Rentz
Free with Purchase: Piano Accompaniment MP3, Individual Voice Parts, MP3s, Individual Cello Part, Advanced Cello Part
Also available: SAB, SATB, Unison
Duration ca. 3:45

Many choral directors are constantly looking for a concert closer.This beautiful Irish folk song functions as a song of blessing, creating an atmosphere of beauty and joy as the audience begins their journey home. The original Irish words at the end of the folk song are basically left intact, “I gently rise, and softly call, ‘Good-night, and joy be to you all.'” Enjoy this “blessing for the journey.”

To hear a performance of the Sacred Version of this tune: “God’s Blessing and Peace”.