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New a cappella setting for Women's Choir

I've just received a very nice recording from Jaclyn Johnson of a piece I wrote for her University of Michigan Women's Glee Club, which was given its first performance in November.  This was written in response to an appeal made by Jaclyn via ChoralNet for new music for this group.  It's quite a short piece - about two minutes in length - and is a setting of Robert Herrick's poem, 'Gather ye rosebuds while ye may'.  It's my first foray into this genre of music.  I was thrilled to receive the recording, and would like to share it here.  I may get round to uploading it to the Coimposers' Showcase at some stage, but in the meantime would welcome any comments!
Gordon Thornett, 
Birmingham, UK
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on January 4, 2014 7:19pm
Hi Gordon,
I conduct the Women's Choir at the State University of NY at Fredonia. I very fine ensemble made up of music majors. I would loe to look at your piece!
Dr. Vernon Huff
on January 4, 2014 11:37pm
Beautiful  - well done.   Love the imitative play with the voices towards the end. 
on January 5, 2014 12:22am
Thank you, Jane!
I'll be happy to send you the score to have a look at, Vernon.
on January 6, 2014 10:54am
Delightful piece.  Would you send me the piece, too, so that I can keep it in mind for a future concert? Do you self-publish?
Kate Thickstun
Pacific Women's Chorus
San Diego, CA
on January 6, 2014 10:54am
on January 11, 2015 2:33pm
Kate - I can't remember whether I replied to your very kind message at the time or not. If I didn't, please accept my humble apologies!  
Yes, indeed, I do self-publish, and 'Gather ye rosebuds' is available from, where you can see (and hear) the whole piece, or from SheetMusicPlus.  You may also care to have a look at an SSA piece I wrote last year called 'Hidden Memories' (words by Linda Marcus).
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