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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 chorus with treble soloist

text: M.L. Smoker   |   7'

M.L. Smoker's poem embodies a landscape that initially appears unforgiving, but ultimately offers a chance to find a way home—“to become bird, tree, water again."

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," Elliott writes. "Perhaps we may not..."

SATB, SSAA or TTBB 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.

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