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.