All At Once

All At Once

Subject

cycles of life…and those rare, beautiful moments that defy description

Year Composed

1995

Year Copyrighted

2010

Voicing

SSAA

Solos

optional solo introduction

Musical Form

  • A (a cappella)
  • A (unison)
  • B (unison and 2-pt)
  • A (2 pt)
  • Interlude (with key change)
  • A (SSAA)

Song Details

This is a unique work that is both personal and universal. Appropriately, it moves in seamless fashion between unison, 2- and 4- part writing. The text is a series of images about the cycles of life…about past, present and future. At the song’s conclusion, time stands still for just a moment as “a choir of children sings.” The effect is breathtaking! “All At Once” is the fourth piece in a song cycle by Aline Shader called “Cycle.”

Performance options

chorus may perform this piece surrounding the audience

Suggested uses

  • concert opener
  • concert closer
  • cycles of life-themed concert

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All At Once