A Winter Dawn

A Winter Dawn

SATB chorus a capella (some divisi)

Premiered December 17th, 2017 by THAT CHOIR (Craig Pike – Artistic Director) as part of That Choir’s New Works Development Program. Toronto, ON, Canada.



PDF: $2.00 CAD per score. Purchase by contacting: ekr.hammell.music@gmail.com

Print: $3.00 CAD per score + shipping. Purchase by contacting: ekr.hammell.music@gmail.com


Preview PDF score:

“A WINTER DAWN” – PDF score preview

(product unit code: EKRH0006)


Listen/Watch (SCORE VIDEO):


Listen (AUDIO ONLY):




A WINTER DAWN is a piece for a cappella SATB chorus composed as a musical response to the poem of the same name by L.M. Montgomery (1874-1942). It attempts to use musical ideas in a way that evokes feelings of both physical and spiritual awakening, amidst imagery of snow, wind, and sky.


5 minutes


Mysterious — Snow — Wind — Awakening

Recommended forces: 

>24 singers (6 or more per part)



L.M. Montgomery (1874-1942)

A Winter Dawn

Above the marge of night a star still shines,

And on the frosty hills the sombre pines

Harbour an eerie wind that crooneth low

Over the glimmering wastes of virgin snow.


Through the pale arch of orient the morn

Comes in a milk-white splendor newly-born,

A sword of crimson cuts in twain the gray

Banners of shadow hosts, and lo, the day!



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: