Cypress Choral

The Landfall of Cabot

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D.F. Cook
CP 1127
This humorous and ancient Newfoundland folk song questions the landing place of the famous Italian explorer (sailing for the English). In very funny and jaunty lyrics it claims he actually landed (surprisingly) in Bona Vista (Newfoundland). The form is argumentative dialogue between voices (he didn't - he did!) and clever rhymes with a maximum of unison section singing and a minimum of harmony. Appropriate for mid range community choir.