Sleepy Hollow: Love is Scary

Kristen Lawrence

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Written and recorded in 2020 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Kristen sings the famously loved story by setting her original lyrics to a traditional folk tune ("When Johnny Comes Marching Home"/"Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye") and arranging the accompaniment as an organ duet (four hands, four feet — links to buy sheet music on this site).

Experience the spookiness of autumnal Hudson Valley through pipe organ and voice. Listen for the fugue played by one organist in the middle of the song, and continued by both organists at the end of the song. All themes entangle to make the heart thump, acknowledging that, indeed, LOVE IS SCARY!

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