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.   All pdfs are licensed.  You must agree to our pdf policy.  Please review it carefully.  Also, we will need the name of your choir and the name of the conductor to create the license.  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 licensed pdf with permission to make the number of purchased copies.