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winter songs

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.

SSATTB a cappella  |  Graphite  |  8'  |  Text by Laura Foley

An ode to the simple comfort of sitting by the fire with a loved one in winter.

"And so to imagine it the whole world at peace / the peace I feel inside my body dissolving into hers [...] no other sight but the hills the endless trees / the white coming down from the sky the fire inside."

SATB, SSAA or TTBB a cappella   |   3'   |   Graphite   |   Text: Barbara Crooker

Completing the Circle sets a text by Barbara Crooker: "Gathering branches / of green pine / in the dead of the year, / making rings of fire / in wax and wood, / completing the circle / with calls and cards, / wreathing the children / in cinnamon and chocolate, / stringing berries and corn, / stringing memories, / quilting them tightly, / in winter, / with the days of grey / and iron nights."

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