The Revenge of Hamish
for Mixed Chorus SATB, piano, violin and bodhran
Poem by Sidney Lanier
Length: ca. 19'00"
The Revenge of Hamish is a ballad by the 19th-century
American poet Sidney Lanier. The poem was published in 1878 and inspired by a short section for a novel by the Scottish author William Black entitled Macleod of Dare. In the novel, Macleod,
of Castle Dare on the Isle of Mull, tells a harrowing tale to the guests at a London home he is visiting. Lanier expanded this
tale into one of his finest poems.
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