(A Choral Song Cycle)Andy Beck - Alfred Music Publishing
Celebrate the seasons with this stunning fifteen-minute work. Each choral movement captures the beauty, the wonder, and the splendor of nature, with strong melodic writing, vivid poetry, and distinctive harmonic progressions. Obvious text painting creates a colorful tone picture, and innate musicality garners expressive singing from all choirs. The well-crafted piano parts provide a complete and textured accompaniment, or add the string quartet (live or recorded) for another shimmering layer. This is sure to be a successful and satisfying choral experience at any time of year. Songs include: Celebrate the Seasons; The Snow Begins to Fall; Welcome, Spring; Arise (Summer Has Now Begun) and Autumn.