The Earth and I

a choral cycle: The Sun Went DownThe Sky Is LowThe Wind

2011 | SATB

An a cappella choral cycle that sets three Emily Dickinson poems, about 8 minutes long.

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The title is taken from a line in the first song, but all of the poems are ruminations on nature and life, as seen from Dickinson’s unique perspective.

Commissioned by Dr. Adelaide Whitaker, who underwrote this commission from the Washington Master Chorale under the artistic direction of Thomas Colohan.

The Washington Master Chorale premiered the work on December 18, 2011 at the Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, MD.

Click here to read The Washington Post’s review of the concert.