This piece can be best described as “warm minimalism”: lush, expressive textures luxuriate from repeated, short, melodic phrases, sounding not unlike a choir put through a delay pedal. These textures support two soloists who sing of the ecstasy and melancholy of first love. This piece can serve as an introduction to aleatoric notation and more experimental vocal practices, and is accessible to choirs from the high school level onwards.
Four Part Mixed Chorus with Alto, Baritone, and ‘Cello Solo
Audio Credit: Performed by the Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles. Fahad Siadat, Conductor. Nilo Alcala and Molly Pease Vocal Soloists. Madison Chase, ‘cello.
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