songs about stars

SATB a cappella with treble soloist  |  G. Schirmer |  5.5'  | Text by Diane Thiel

Diane Thiel's text for Lodestar, from her poem Nursery Shellgame, describes life in the language of fairy tales and children's stories: "a trail of crumbs," "a handful of blue marbles," "how you wonder what you are."

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."

SATB a cappella   |   4.5'   |   Mark Foster Series   |   Text: Annie Finch

All We Need sets to music Annie Finch's poem “Earth Day," which is a celebration of all that the planet offers us as well as a plea to respect what we find here: "All we need is to find the dark / in the nighttime sky, to lie down to sleep / in the darkness, where stars and moon keep vigil, / in the silence of a sleeping earth. / All we require is to wake to sunlight / in the morning, to simple sky."

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