| FALL/WINTER 2023
Boil it Down!
SATB, text by Thomas Lux
The text describes the process of taking the experiences of everyday life - the mundane, the visceral, the brutal, everything - and distilling them into something beautiful to share with the world.
There Will Come Soft Rain
SATB, text by Sara Teasdale
A reflection on war and nature, at times meditative, joyous, and sorrowful. Fun fact: the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil is called petrichor.
Poem of the Air
SATB & cello, text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Emotional winter song. Pairs well with hot chocolate.
SATB, text by William Blake
A troubled setting of one of Blake's Songs of Experience. Heavy subject matter, depending on the poem's interpretation.
The Call of Spring
SATB -or- SSAA, text by Amy Lowell
Buoyant rhythms and engaging harmonies, a little extra bounce in it.
SATB, text by Sandra Marchetti
Simple intuitive lines build into lush harmonies.
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel [arr.]
SATB soloists, mixed choir & piano
A fantasy on the standard melody, with some surprises thrown in.
SATB & piano
A setting of the Agnus Dei text with fluid harmonies and forward motion.
three children and a rabbit
Rhythmic hockety main section followed by some children being lonely.
TTB, text by William Shakespeare
A solemn meditation on love from the best love guy around.
Youth Choir, Hand Percussion, Recorders
This piece for young singers is about the adventure of building things with your imagination.
Song of Travel
SAB & piano, text by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Contemplative and introspective, thoughtfully resting in a small scale well suited to middle school and developing voices
SAB & piano, text by Joseph S. Cotter, Jr.
Natural imagery of rain falling on dry earth brings to mind ideas of seasons and cycles of nature, and goes on to evoke feelings of personal renewal, perseverance, and overcoming obstacles.
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