After training as a music educator in England, Terry Hurrell and his wife, Stephanie, came to Nova Scotia in 1967, and he became deeply involved in the music scene. An educator, innovator, music director and vocalist, Terry found his niche in choral music. He has been the founding music director of such diverse groups as the Lockeport Male Choir, Liverpool Boys’ Choir, Halifax Boys Honour Choir, Queens County Community Choir, Nova Scotia Youth Chamber Choir and two church handbell choirs. He is also an Honorary Life Member of the Nova Scotia Music Educators’ Association.
Terry is the founding Artistic Director of Nova Voce, Nova Scotia’s provincial men’s choir, a choir that was started with the help of Diane Loomer of Chor Leoni in 2004. On retirement, Terry became Artistic Director Emeritus of Nova Voce. He is currently the conductor of the Jubilate Singers Community Choir and often writes or arranges choral music for the many choirs with which he has been involved over the years.
Entre le boeuf et l'âne gris - (Here Mid the Ass and Oxen Mild)
arr. Terry Hurrell
SATB – with piano – KH 030 – duration 2:10
SATB – a cappella – KH 030B
Long flowing melismas, question and answer phrases, and intuitive voice leading make this lovely lullaby approachable for any mixed choir.
Choirs can sing the original French lyrics or opt for the English text.