The Rising of the Moon – TTBB

TTBB Voices and Piano

Irish Folk Tune
Arranged by Earlene Rentz
Moderate Difficulty
Free with Purchase: Piano Accompaniment MP3, Rehearsal Preparation Sheet, Individual Voice Parts MP3
Also available: TB and TTB
Duration 2:30

This familiar folk tune is also known as The Wearing of the Green. Its origin is the 1798 Irish rebellion, when the United Irish rebels were inspired to rise with hope and unify themselves for battle. Because of today’s culture, the text has been altered to emphasize unity instead of weaponry and destruction. Your choir members will enjoy singing this inspiring tune with gusto as one unified body, with a revised text of hope, “We all must be together by the rising of the moon.”