blow, blow, thou winter wind (satb)


  • Catalog ID: S-35
  • First Line: blow, blow, thou winter wind...
  • Composer: Theodore Morrison
  • Voicing: satb
  • Accompaniment: a cappella
  • Language: English
  • Country: United States
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


This is Amiens' song, from Act III, Scene VII of As You Like It.  Songs in praide of the holly, the emblem of mirth and winter festivities, were quite popular in England at the end of the Middle Ages.  In this song, Shakespeare combines the customary jollity of the refrain with the more cynical theme of the verse: "Winter, with all its harshness, is more tolerable than the ingratitude and insincerity of man."

Also in this octavo: Winter ("When icicles hang by the wall…")