fast songs

SATB a cappella  |  4 min.  |  Graphite   |   Text: Dale Trumbore

"You see yourself reflected... You learn to love what you see."

This vibrant new piece is about those rare moments when a single experience reshapes you: you visit a place or meet a new person and learn something about yourself you'll carry with you for the rest of your life.

SSAA a cappella   |   3'   |   Boosey & Hawkes  |  Text: Stacy Gnall  

Flare is constantly in motion, a rhythmic race "through trees with bursting limbs" that drives toward the last line: “big brother, I am catching up to you.” This piece was commissioned by the 32 choruses of the ACDA Women's Commission Consortium.

SATB, SSAA, or TTBB Chorus  |   4'   |   Graphite  |  Text: Dale Trumbore

“Faster” is still about feeling stuck, as if life is moving too slowly, and yearning for a change. In the end, the narrator realizes that instead of waiting for the right moment to make that change, they can initiate it; they’re the one who decides when it’s time to leave. 

SATB a cappella   |   4'   |   Mark Foster Series  |  Text: Laura Foley

Not just an exultation of happiness, Threads of Joy recognizes how we emerge from darkness and pain back into light. The music captures this duality

in ever-shifting prismatic harmonies.

SATB a cappella  |  3 min.  |  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."

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