Day is Beginning

Composed 1996

Lush homophonic part-writing that is harmonically challenging with simple, poetic text. The verses end with gentle humming phrases, in a rocking rhythm, as if the singers are enjoying the beauty of the moment.

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A cappella, Multi-Part Song, Unison

Musical Form:

Verse 1
Verse 2

Suggested Uses:

Spring concert opener;
advanced girls’ choir or women’s ensemble

Performance Options:

Consider enhancing the presentation of this piece by gradually bringing up the lights as it is sung. A short introduction on piano may help singers start together.

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