SATB or SSAA Chorus & Piano | 5.5' | Graphite | Text: Barbara Crooker
Barbara Crooker's text for "In the Middle" describes our need to connect in the rush of ordinary life. The piano serves as an unreliable time-keeper, ebbing and flowing as our perception of time does. The word “time” itself occurs over and over within the piece, serving as a sort of refrain, a reminder to slow down.
SATB, SSAA, or TTBB Chorus & Piano | 6.5' | Graphite | Text: Maya Jackson
When confronted with tragedy, we may instinctively search for hope and healing.
In the face of violent injustice, though, maybe the hope we seek can only be found
when we recognize our own accountability and ask what actions we can take
to create lasting change.
SATB or SSAA a cappella | 5' | Graphite | Text: Amy Fleury
Amy Fleury's text for Spiritus Mundi is secular but still spiritual, reflecting gratitude for the fruits of the earth: "Do you recognize your own shy gestures / in the weft of the fields? Oh sisters and brothers, / let the gentle tether of our longing keep us here."
SATB a cappella | Graphite | 3.5' | Text: Brandon Elliott
Brandon Elliott's text for Perhaps beautifully captures what musicians try to express in our compositions and performances: "Perhaps we may live an answer or illuminate a story."
SATB, SSA, or TTB a cappella | 3' | Graphite | Text: Samuel Daniel
Love is a Sickness takes nonsense words already in Samuel Daniel's text and adds scat syllables, creating a jazzy, swinging accompaniment to the soprano melody: "More we enjoy it, more it dies; If not enjoyed, it sighing cries, Heigh ho!"