I don’t yet have pages created for all of my pieces, so, this list is somewhat incomplete. For a full list, visit www.FraleyMusic.com/catalog-index/.
Tennyson’s poem opens with rather conventional imagery (crashing sea, coldness, grayness). So, too, the music starts with a texture that mimics the endless crashing waves—a cascade of falling voices resolving suspensions only to create new ones: “break, break, break, …” The main narrative is then taken up by the choir in a style that is thick with suspensions that reflect the narrator’s yearning…a cappella, Lord Tennyson, SATB, SSAATTBB
The Brightest and Best video can also be found on YouTube or on Facebook. If you like the video, please share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, etc., and Like it on YouTube or on Facebook. Overview Every Christmas, I get in the mood to write some Christmas music. This is somewhat unfortunate, in that I […]a cappella, Christmas, Hymn, Sacred, SATB, Video
An End is a multi-movement a cappella SSATBB setting of Christina Rossetti’s poem by the same name. I was captivated by a literal interpretation of this poem: the tragic death of a baby born in Spring, and the awful emotional turmoil for those left behind. The music I wrote explores the complex facets of such a loss.a cappella, Christina Rossetti, SATB, SSATBB