Aphorism

for  Chorus plus 1 instrument (2002)

 

 

Duration: 2 minutes

Chorus: SATB

Orchestration: pf

Availability: For sale

 

Program Notes

Text by Sappho. Premiere: March 2001, Eastman Chorale (Rochester, NY)

This short work for chorus and piano is an arrangement of the second song from Three Aphorisms for Soprano and Piano. I wanted to capture the spaciousness of Sappho’s brief lines in the spare choral writing and in the piano’s declamations.