Set to a poem by Irish poet Katharine Tynan Hinkson, Sweet May is a lovely, lilting song with lyrical lines and contrapuntal textures that evokes the movement, leaves, and petals of trees in springtime. Suitable for three or more voices, this round is part of my collection of Gathering Rounds, which will feature over 50 rounds for a variety of skills and voicings set to text by female-identifying writers and poets. Individual rounds will be uploaded here and distributed to my email list every month for free (join my email list here)!


Please feel free to copy, forward, distribute, and perform this round with attribution as the only requirement: link to my website, tag me on social media, and use the hashtag #gatheringrounds. Send me a recording or video if you like – would love to hear all these and would be happy to share on all my channels!


The full collection of over 50 rounds will be available as a set for sale in 2022.

Sweet May

SKU: SP220
  • Your score will be delivered free of charge and immediately by email as a print-ready 8.5"x11" PDF licensed for any number of singers and copies under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, click here or visit Please link to my website, tag me on social media, and use the hashtag #gatheringrounds when posting recordings online. Thank you!