Mannin Veen (Dear Mona) is a traditional Manx melody, arranged for SATB chorus by Vaughan Williams. It includes a Piano reduction for rehearsal purposes. Lyrics are provided in both English and Manx.
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) was an English composer, editor, and collector of folk music. He studied at the RCM under Stanford and Parry, and formed a lifelong friendship with Holst, with whom he would exchange critical views on each other’s work. He is best remembered for his orchestral works like the Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and the Folk Song Suite, but he also wrote many hymn tunes and carols.