What I Needed to Hear
For: SATB, soloist, piano, tuned wine glasses (at least 12 players)
Duration: 5 minutes
Text: Sandy Lee Carlson (ASCAP)
Program Note: This poem tells the story of someone waking early in the morning. While awake and alone, they have a dialogue with the night, acknowledging that anything seems possible in the dark. As the twilight draws on, stars seem to speak, welcoming them back to sleep. The piece features unqiue compositional moments such as: an unmetered solo "pop chant," aleatoric choral hums, a dreamy piano "vamp," and a tuned wine glass ensemble.
Performances: to be premiered on August 27 at the Leroy Anderson Foundation Creative Practice Series by the VoiceBox choir, co-directors Will Mandelbaum and Audrey Rivetta
Performance Practice Demonstrations