A recomposing of William Billings’ A Virgin Unspotted.
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, English, SATB, SSATBB
Wistful Wind’s quick, rhythmic pattering of unaccompanied voices paints the scene for the listener: a chilly errant breeze in the hush before dawn. Just like the poet uses language to evoke imagery, the composer can use rhythm, melody, and harmony to support specific aspects of the text.a cappella, Adela Florence Nicolson, English, India's Love Lyrics, PROJECT:ENCORE, SATB
Overview Reborn by Living Water was written for a small church choir which was light on tenor and bass voices. While easy for the choir to learn and sing, there is a lot of musical interest, including the counterpoint in the piano and a cleverly hidden modulation towards the end of the music. Appropriate for […]Anthem, Baptism, Eastertide, English, Piano, Sacred, SATB