songs about time
SATB or SSAA & Piano | 5' | Graphite | Text: Abby N. Lewis
In Vital Dance, a night of insomnia gives way to a meditation on life and death. This piece alternates between a precise, almost metronomic motive and freer, lulling arpeggios—a hazy dream-state in which we’re counting our minutes or suspended in a timeless dance.
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 a cappella | 4' | Graphite | Text: Laura Foley
Returning describes waiting and watching for the return of wild geese—
or any beloved thing—each passing year. This setting of Laura Foley's text features a simple audience refrain that recurs three times.