night songs

SATB or SSAA a cappella   |   5'   |   Graphite  |  Text: Laura Foley

As Laura Foley's poem “Like Something Newly Freed” progresses, the narrator shift from observing blackbirds at sunset to imagining herself among them, describing that flight in the first person: "As night begins, / you raise black wings / like leaves, like the lightness of a song." This setting of Foley's text attempts to capture the desire for freedom and flight in our own lives.

SSA, violin & Piano   |   5'   |   Boosey & Hawkes  |   Text: Annie Finch

Frozen In evokes the chilly stillness of a placid winter evening walk and sets an evocative text by poet Annie Finch. This piece was commissioned by women’s chorus Voix d’Esprit (Gary Seighman, director) of Trinity University, San Antonio, TX.

SSAA a cappella  |  Graphite  |  4'  |  Text by Barbara Crooker

One Blue Sky excerpts a poem by Barbara Crooker: "One blue sky, fragile as a robin's egg, covers us all. [...] Maybe the stars / spell different stories to you, to me, / but in the darkness of the night, they are light enough to see by."