new works & voicings

SSAA or SATB 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.

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, 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."

SSATTB Chorus  |   14'   |   Graphite  |  Text: Dale Trumbore

This piece celebrates the varied experiences we find in singing together: a sense of community, a respite from daily life, and transcendent beauty. All are linked together by a repeating refrain: “I could feel this comfort I hadn’t felt in a long time.”

SATB  or SSAA a cappella   |   5'   |  Graphite   |   Text: Amy Fleury

Amy Fleury's text for Spiritus Mundi is secular but still spiritual, reflecting gratitude for the fruits of the earth: "Do you recognize your own shy gestures / in the weft of the fields? Oh sisters and brothers, / let the gentle tether of our longing keep us here."