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In Flanders Fields


Choral | SATB & Piano | 4′30″


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PDF score of In Flanders Fields

Please note: 10 copy minimum. Please purchase one copy per member of your choir.

Program Note:

In Flanders Fields sets Lt. Col John McCrae’s famous poem about loss on the battlefields in Belgium and France during World War I. This piece started life as an assignment to write a piece from a melody from my first composition teacher, Dave Averre. It was first a piano piece about autumn, which was then requested to be expanded into a choral work. One of the first choral works I performed was a setting of this poem back in 7th grade, a formative experience that I used to create another. Even with my limited understanding of text setting, this piece won first place in the 11th-grade division of the Washington State Music Teachers Association composition contest and helped ignite my passion for writing vocal and choral music.



SATB Choir & Piano



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In Flanders Fields

Lt. Col. John McCrae

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

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.


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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