How Wonderful and Unexpected (2004)

Text by Robertson Fox. Choir: soprano and alto voices in three combinations (unaccompanied).

I have been fortunate enough to work with poet and friend Robertson Fox on a number of works, including First of Winter which is included below. The commission for this work was specified to be a piece which was based on Christian philosophy, but not of any one particular Christian faith. Fox wrote the moving other-worldly text, and I explored fifths and sevenths, a preoccupation I have with ways of building harmony outside functional systems.

Download a sample of the score.

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