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SATB choir with
Level of Difficulty - Difficult
Pages Music -
17 pages SATB - 24 page booklet
SATB/piano reduction choral octavo
Copyright Year - 2003
SATB perusal only
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The overall work, "In Sideribus Domi: At Home in the Stars", is a broad reflection on the themes of discovery, creativity, the arts and sciences, centering on the night sky, with gorgeous melody lines, inventive jazz harmonies and rhythmic complexity for singers and instrumentalists. Discovery, the central movement of the five-movement work is a samba whose harmonies consist of the “star bridge” chords compressed. The ending affords all the instrumentalists an opportunity to improvise over the choir’s repeated figure. A new poem by David Densmore forms the text of the movement, beginning with the words, "Discovery belongs to those who are willing to be lost", and concluding, "The goal of the arts and sciences? To make us better dancers."
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Commissioned by The Clay Center of Science and Art
for the dedication of the new museum building in Charleston, WV. Commission made possible through the Continental Harmony Project of American Composers Forum.