- November 2, 2017 at 8:22 pm #546648
Specifically, songs that are not just rearrangements of popular songs.November 3, 2017 at 9:04 am #546670
Robert S. CohenParticipant
I have a very cool piece for SATB, piano & woodblocks entitled “Stay in Time” that explores a myriad of references to time using both pitched and non-pitched vocal sounds. If you send me your email, I’ll send you a copy of the score and live recording.
ACDANovember 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm #546687
Time or Time and Concord, Benjamin Britten from Choral Dances from Gloriana
little man in a hurry, Eric WhitacreNovember 4, 2017 at 10:37 am #546696
Thank you, Mark! I have listened to the songs and they are great, amazing suggestions.November 4, 2017 at 10:37 am #546697
Thank you, Bob! I would love if you could send a copy of the score and a live recording to: email@example.com .
Thanks again!November 4, 2017 at 10:39 am #546724
Please consider SATB and piano – “To Go Away”. A reflection of time, but no mention of it. The work was a finalist in the Ithaca College School of Music Choral Composition Festival. Contact me directly if you are interested in this work. The work can be seen at score exchange (link below).
crickb88(a)cox.netNovember 6, 2017 at 6:32 am #546769
Dear Claire – please consider “To An Athlete” – for SATB and piano
a setting of these words:
The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.
To-day, the road all runners come,
Shoulder-high we bring you home,
And set you at your threshold down,
Townsman of a stiller town.
Eyes the shady night has shut
Cannot see the record cut,
And silence sounds no worse than cheers
After earth has stopped the ears:
Now you will not swell the rout
Of lads that wore their honours out,
Runners whom renown outran
And the name died before the man.
[stanzas 1, 2, 4 and 5 only from “To An Athlete Dying Young” by Alfred Edward Housman (1859-1936)]
live recording here:
Paul AyresNovember 10, 2017 at 7:55 pm #547184
JON CORELISParticipantNovember 14, 2017 at 6:09 am #547500
I have a cycle of five settings of John Clare called Time Becomes a Song – total duration 15′. You can hear it on my website – on the audio player and also further into the music area with more programme notes.
The second track (No single hour) is the one which includes the cycle’s title. In that song John Clare was thinking of his lost love every single moment in time.
I’ve also recently written a companion cycle to this set – Gather the Good Days – premiered last month – focussing to some extent on memory of past times – especially good ones.
Here’s a link to my news page with details of that (and the audio player for Time Becomes a Song) – but sadly no recording of Gather the Good Days as yet – working on it.
Time is a good theme – I’ve used it before and included all sorts of seasonal music. things about day and especially night (Saint Saens Calme des Nuits,…Wilbye Draw on Sweet Night…Monteverdi Sfogava con le stelle etc etc.
All the best,
JanetNovember 17, 2017 at 5:36 am #547978
Two pieces from our recent choral composition competition concert:
Always the next time by Hannah Johns (effectively SSAATBB), a boppy song written for choir about hesitating to say something, and leaving it to the next time.
Time – a 4-part madrigal of sorts, text by Dylan Thomas and the composer, David Greagg. “Time is bearing another son”, “This year, next year, sometime, never”.
I’m sure both composers will be happy to pass on their scores electronically.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.