In Flanders Fields

SATB a cappella choir
Text by John McCrae
Music by Joannie Ing

An original setting of the poem “In Flanders Fields” by Canadian poet and soldier John McCrae. It is scored for SATB a cappella and intended for use in Remembrance Day ceremonies.

Performed by York University Chamber Choir
(Belgium, 2015 European Tour)

Verse 1

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Verse 2

Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Verse 3

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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