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.

 

Purchase:

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)

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Listen/Watch (SCORE VIDEO):

 

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Description:

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.

Duration: 

5 minutes

Themes: 

Mysterious — Snow — Wind — Awakening

Recommended forces: 

>24 singers (6 or more per part)

 

Text:

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!

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EKRH0006

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