Farewell to Nova Scotia
modern setting for SSAA women's chorus

Lucas Oickle
Composer
Lucas Oickle
Composition Date: 2013
Duration: 00:07:00
Genre: Choral (9 + Voices), With Solo Instrument, , Keyboards

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Women's chorus
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Programme Note:
This piece may also be sung a cappella; the piano accompaniment is optional. "Farewell to Nova Scotia" is a traditional Nova Scotian folksong of unknown authorship and origin. First "discovered" in 1933 by musicologist Helen Creighton, it seems to have most likely been written in and around the time of the 1st World War, given the clear war-time references. Today, it has assumed the place of an unofficial provincial anthem, and many Nova Scotians can sing the song in part (or in its entirety) by memory. The piece is also played every summer on Parliament Hill in Ottawa during the daily Changing of the Guard ceremony, during which The Band of the Ceremonial Guard of the Canadian Forces plays a medley of provincial songs in which Farewell to Nova Scotia serves to represent Nova Scotia. In recent years, with growing unemployment and a shrinking (and aging) population, the song has taken on new meanings in addition to its original wartime sentiments. Many younger Nova Scotians are now leaving their home province in order to look for better prospects elsewhere (at least for now). - Lucas Oickle, December 2013

Premiere Information:
4 June 2014, Rosedale Presbyterian Church, Toronto, Ontario
Penthelia Singers, Alice Malach conducting

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 6101 O39far
  • Genre:
  • Choral (9 + Voices), With Solo Instrument, , Keyboards
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 12, 2017
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    19 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Language Information
  • Main language: English
  • Additional Information:

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