In 1953, John O. Gerrish wrote a choral piece using the words of a Medieval Poem, "The Falcon." Three years after his death in 2010, his great grandchildren arranged to have his music featured in their high school's Festival of Music. The Video shows this performance by the Northview High School Vocal Department on March 4, 2013 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Read more about John O. Gerrish, composer, musician, and teacher of music to generations of future musicians: eohistory.info/EOTimeLine/Gerrish100/history.htm
Video edited by the composer's son, Jim Gerrish of East Orange, who added the words of the old English poem with the original spellings that were used by his father and are being sung by the choir. Proofreading was done by Mary Gerrish, the composer's daughter, from the original music manuscript published in 1956. Video made by Marc Groenleer, father of Andrew Groenleer who announces his relationship to the composer at the start of the video.
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