new works & voicings
SATB Chorus, Baritone Soloist & Piano, or
SATB Chorus, Baritone Soloist & String Quartet
12' | Graphite | Text: Brendan Constantine
In Brendan Constantine’s text for The Opposites Game, a teacher asks their students to name the opposite of each word in a line of poetry by Emily Dickinson: “My life had stood a loaded gun.” When the students arrive at the last word, they confront what may be an unanswerable question: What is the opposite of a gun?
SSA or TTB Chorus & Piano | 6.5' | Graphite | Text: Dale Trumbore
"Teach me how to swallow a fate defined by the absence of you."
For the Daughter I May Never Have contemplates whether or not to have a child in a piece that is by turns funny, poignant, and heartfelt.
SSAA or SATB Chorus | 3' | Boosey & Hawkes | Text: Stacy Gnall
Newly available for SATB Chorus, 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.
SSAATTBB Chorus | 7' | Graphite | Text: Laura Foley
Laura Foley’s poem “And So” unfolds as one uninterrupted thought. This poem imagines a place where the only storm outside is a snowstorm, and the choice to stay inside with our loved ones is wholly, blissfully ours.
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, SA, or TB Chorus & Piano | 4.5' | Graphite | Text: Frederick Douglass
Half the World sets several paragraphs of Frederick Douglass’s impassioned 1888 speech on the right of women to vote. "When a great truth once gets abroad in the world,
no power on earth can imprison it, or prescribe its limits, or suppress it.
It is bound to go on till it becomes the thought of the world."