warning (ssaa)


  • Catalog ID: S-19
  • First Line: when i am an old woman...
  • Composer: Ron Jeffers
  • Voicing: ssaa
  • Accompaniment: 2 flutes
  • Language: English
  • Country: United States
  • Series: Saint Mary's College Choral Series
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


English poet Jenny Joseph’s 1961 poem in a setting for two flutes and SSAA chorus.  This well-known poem (“When I am an old woman”) is most audacious and full of “warnings” from a lady who plans to grow old in her very own, strongly independent way.  Humorous and challending.  

See also Zae Munn’s Muse, Stove and Willow Plate (S-14) and Grandma’s Alleluia (S-17).  Part of the St. Mary’s College Choral Series, Nancy Menk, Editor.