Each of the movements in this work chronicles Teasdale's search for solace amid life's many storms. The tapestry of different vocal forces set against the backdrop of oboe and strings reveals moments of
This second movement from For a Breath of Ecstasy is a cappella except for a short introduction and coda. The texture includes a soprano descant in the first and last sections. The middle section
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A lovely piece for women's choir with oboe obbligato. The text is taken from Barter, the first in a set of Pulitzer Prize-winning poems from American poet Sara Teasdale. Despite the poet's history
After a calm start in this fourth movement from For a Breath of Ecstasy, a rhythmic motive begins in the bass clef of the accompaniment and intensifies as the singers enter with the first statement
In this fourth movement from For a Breath of Ecstasy, the instrumental introduction leads to a completely a cappella setting of this Sara Teasdale text. This movement is slow, lyrical and hymn
This first movement from For a Breath of Ecstasy has accessible choral parts and a very active accompaniment to open, representing the "my thoughts" part of the text. A contrasting middle section
This is the sixth movement of For a Breath of Ectasy and is scored for SATB chorus, oboe, and string quartet or piano. Using a lush accompaniment and homophonic choral writing, the music
This final movement from For a Breath of Ecstasy begins rhythmically as the first movement did. In fact, the writing touches on moods and motives in many of the other six movements, although the
A gorgeous original setting of this beloved text, the flowing accompaniment perfectly compliments the legato vocal lines. This score includes two flexible versions of the keyboard accompaniment. A tender
This long-awaited major work is a seven-movement choral journey through the Passion, which delivers a powerful and captivating story encompassing a breathtaking palette of emotion, from intimate tenderness
Now available for mixed, treble, or male choirs, this original work contains lyric, legato vocal lines which unfold to reveal a subtle interplay between voices, interwoven with piano and an optional
This beloved text from Elizabeth Frye, simply set for choir, features a lyric melody with organ or piano accompaniment and optional string quartet. This is the first movement from the larger work. A
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