Composition Spotlight: Evening Star
Date: December 15, 2013
COMPOSITION SPOTLIGHT ~ by Jack Senzig
(Each week we look at one or two of the best choral works posted in the Composition Showcase here on ChoralNet. This is where we store a treasure trove of works that your choirs will love to sing and your audiences will love to hear.)
Level: High School or Higher
Uses: General Concert, Masterworks
Program Themes: Cold, Space, The Moon, Stars, Poe
This Piece Would Program Well With: O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen available at Sheet Music Plus and JWPepper
Wow. Just wow.
Christmas has come early this year for me. Santa left me a gift in my e-mail stocking that I just have to share. It was a link to the most beautiful piece of music I have heard this year! Set to a beautiful and surprisingly uplifting poem by Edgar Allen Poe, Evening Star will send chills down your spine, goose bumps up your arms and an arrow through your heart. It is approachable by any SATB chorus that can handle a little divisi. This could be the piece that drives your members to stretch their ability to attain it’s grasp or be a treat to an already highly skilled chorus.
Michał Ziółkowski is a college student at The Academy of Music in Wrocław. Look for more from this budding star!
This piece is available from the composer through ChoralNet: http://choralnet.org/contact/user/108791