night songs

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 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.