Composition Spotlight: Soon One Day
Date: May 17, 2015
COMPOSITION SPOTLIGHT ~ by Jack Senzig
(Each week we look at a piece of useful repertoire from the ChoralNet Community Composition Showcase. A variety of voicings and levels of difficulty will be presented. Enjoy!)
Level: High School or higher
Uses: Sacred, General Concert Use, Finale
Program Themes: Get up Out of Your Seats and Clap!
This Piece Would Program Well With: Ain'-A That Good News arr. by Willaim Dawson available from JWPepper and Sheet Music Plus.
The reason I am a choir director is that my High School Choir Director got me excited about choral music. He shared some advice he had received from a mentor of his. He said "Always end each concert with a spiritual." This practice was once shared by the bulk of choral directors. It has died off a bit and I think that is a mistake. Listen to the building excitement and energy in this new spiritual by Michael Sandvik. Soon One Day reminds me of many of the old time classics that were the mainstay of so many programs a few years back. Put this on the end of your concert and make sure you have one more for an encore. You are going to need it.
This work is available from the composer through e-mail: michael.lee.sandvik(a)gmail.com
(Original publication: February 24, 2013)