the green man (ssa)

Catalog ID: S-119
First Line: the easter sun, it cuts his eyes
Composer: martin donnelly
Author: martin donnelly
Voicing: ssa
Accompaniment: piano, drum (optional cello and guitar)
Language: english
Country: ireland
Other: 2000


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Among the many fantastic figures carved on medieval churches and cathedrals, one can find examples of foliate heads or leaf masks; a human head from which leafy foliage sprouts and elaborately ornaments a frieze, facade, or column.  This figure, known as the "Green Man" (or "Jack in the Green", "Green George", "Leaf Man", "May-King", etc.) was mainly a Northern European and Celtic symbol of the continuous regeneration of life, a symbol of May and the return of the Spring.  He is also sometimes portrayed as a nightmarish demon of the forest and can appear to be both beautiful and sinister at the same time.


Available for ttb (S-118) and ssa (S-119).  Cello and guitar parts are available separately.

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