She Walks in Beauty

(Click the title to view and hear online)


Lord Byron's poem She Walks in Beauty has been set to a familiar instrumental work by Johannes Brahms.

It is unclear if the beautiful romantic melody was and adapted for voice by Brahms or by arranger, Ms. Hokanson. In either case, finding choral music from the Romantic period that is within the capability and ranges of early adolescents can be a challenge. This work is skillfully arranged it to fit the four-part ranges of early adolescent singers, SACB.

The audio presentation is sung by a boy's choir with treble, cambiata, and early adolescent bariones.. The piano part is performed by a 9th grad student.


Music by Johannes Brahms, 1833-1897

Text: Lord Byron, 1788-1824

Arranger:  Margrethe Hokanson

Voicing: Four-part Variable with Piano

Cambiata Press catalog #M117447



This work is available in E-Print.

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When you click the title of She Walks in Beauty, you will be able to access an engraved copy of the piece.  When the new page appears, if you haven't already downloaded the scorch plug-in, you will be asked to do so. This plug-in gives you access to all the scores on the Cambiata Press website.  After the music appears on your screen, there are TWO WAYS to view and hear it:

1.  Click the "play" icon and you will hear the piece played electronically, and as it plays, the cursor will lead your vision through the piece.  Read the text as you listen to the music.


2.  Click the "Hear Choir Audio" link (upper right hand corner) to hear a choral ensemble sing the piece.  Use the Sibelius "page" icon to move the pages of the engraved copy manually as you listen.  Do not click the "play" icon while the ensemble is singing or you will hear both renditions simultaneously.




She Walks in Beauty

performed by the

Cambiata Singers

of the Arkansas Boys Choir

Don L. Collins, Director






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