Day is Beginning

composed 1996 / © 2011

choral description of dawn



Song Details


SSAA a cappella

Musical Form

  • Verse 1
  • Verse 2
  • Coda

Song Details

“Day is Beginning” features lush homophonic part-writing that is challenging harmonically. The poetic text is lovely in its simplicity. The verses end with gentle humming phrases, in a rocking rhythm, as if the singers are enjoying the beauty of the moment.

Performance options

consider enhancing the presentation of this piece by gradually bringing up the lights as it is sung

Suggested uses

  • concert opener
  • advanced girls’ or women’s chorus