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.