SATB chorus & piano

words by William Wordsworth

music by E.K.R. Hammell



Premiered by Babel Chorus, director – Elaine Choi. March 21st 2020, Toronto ON Canada.


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Preview PDF score:

“DAFFODILS” – PDF score preview

(product unit code: EKRH0003)



Daffodils – midi mockup



Live performance excerpt (1:34-3:50)




4 minutes


Originally intended as a piece for children’s choir, this mixed choir setting of William Wordsworth’s famous poem I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud (Daffodils) is meant to capture the pure, innocent feeling of contentedness and wonder arising from a special moment in one’s life.


William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud (Daffodils)

I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o’er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the like, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine

And twinkle on the milky way,

They stretched in never-ending line

Along the margin of a bay:

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they

Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:

A poet could not but be gay,

In such a jocund company:

I gazed — and gazed — but little thought

What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils.

(ca. 1805)



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