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songs with refrains 

SATB, SSAA or TTBB a cappella  |  4 min.  |  Graphite  |   Text by 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 the rest of your life.

SATB, SSAA or TTBB a cappella   |   4'   |   Graphite  |  Text: Laura Foley

Returning describes waiting and watching for the return of wild geese—

or any beloved thing—each passing year. This setting of Laura Foley's text features a simple audience refrain that recurs three times. 

SATB, SSA or TTB a cappella  |  3 min.  |  Graphite   |   Text: Samuel Daniel

Love is a Sickness takes nonsense words already in Samuel Daniel's text and adds scat syllables, creating a jazzy, swinging accompaniment to the soprano melody: "More we enjoy it, more it dies; If not enjoyed, it sighing cries, Heigh ho!"

SATB or SSAA a cappella   |   4'   |   Mark Foster Series  |  Text: Laura Foley

Not just an exultation of happiness, Threads of Joy recognizes how we emerge from darkness and pain back into light. The music captures this duality in ever-shifting prismatic harmonies.

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