This piece is about journeys. It’s about moving on when one part of our lives comes to an end an another begins. As we go, some people stay with us – but others will exit the scene. Bond Unbroken is about the connection that we continue to have with those we have left behind, or that have left us. While they may not continue to play a prominent role in our daily lives, the relationship we have with those we love never really fades away. The performer should take time to reflect on individuals that have influenced their lives in the past.
Duration: 4 minutes
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This short piece is deeply pensive and introspective. It depicts someone sitting alone at the shore of a lake on a cool summer night, staring at the water and thinking. All has the appearance of quiet and calm, but the mind is alight with memory. He thinks of mistakes he has made, opportunities he passed up, and imagines a thousand…
This arrangement is perfect for a young middle school choir – the two-part splits are very accessible. The beautiful melody provides a great opportunity for exploring some expression and phrase shaping. The piano part should be used to support the expressive qualities in the voices. This arrangement adapts the lyrics to refer to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia and includes…
This playful duet for two female singers is based on a poem by Goethe, translated by A. S. Kline. The music reflects the leaping, rushing, and streaming of the water described in the text. Duration: 3 minutes (Singers: Sarah Earl and Maddy Hunter) Back to voice music