the green man (ttb) (pdf if ordered for entire choir)


  • Catalog ID: S-118
  • First Line: the easter sun, it cuts my eyes
  • Composer: Martin Donnelly
  • Voicing: ttb
  • Accompaniment: drum (optional cello and guitar), piano
  • Language: English
  • Country: Ireland
  • Other: 2000 men
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


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.

Note: PDFS are sent ONLY when you order and pay for copies for your entire choir.  We do not send pdfs if a single copy is ordered.   If you need a single reference copy, it will be sent to you via US Mail for $2 plus shipping.. Copies for your entire choir need to be prepaid with a credit card.  Once we receive payment, we will send you the pdf with permission to make the number of purchased copies.