a passer by (ttbb)


  • Catalog ID: M-20
  • First Line: whither, o splendid ship, thy white sails crowding...
  • Composer: Byron Adams
  • Voicing: ttbb
  • Accompaniment: piano
  • Language: English
  • Country: United States
  • Other: a passer-by, also: a passerby
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


Commissioned by and dedicated to The University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club and their director, Dr. Jerry Blackstone. The “splendid ship” of the poem is a symbol that represents the progression of the human spirit through exultation, fantasy, doubt, courage, and ultimate triumph.