A Shakespearean Wassail

Sincere thanks to the Rocky Mountain Chamber Choir for this wonderful recording, which has been lightly edited. For song description and sheet music, see below.

Description: Here’s a musical toast to the creative spirit, renewed energy and good health around the world!

“A Shakespearean Wassail” is dedicated to my father Douglas Rain (1928-2018) who loved Shakespeare and also (like me) the occasional beer.

“Oh my name it is Will (you can call me Shakespeare), and I do like to drink the occasional beer, for it helps me, inspires me, to write without fear, and to sing like my silly old fool in King Lear…”

Sheet music (SATB div.): https://musicspoke.com/composers/davidrain.

NB: for TTBB score, contact rain@magma.ca.