A Year in a Day

A Year in A Day (2001)
SSAATTBB unaccompanied. Duration c.16 minutes

This choral suite in five movements was commissioned by the Reading Phoenix Choir, conductor Norman Morris and received a very successful first performance at the Hexagon, Reading, in November 2001 and has had several performances since. The five movements bring a wide range of colour and texture to the various seasons, and treating fragments of text in an almost symphonic way, by turns gentle and expressive, humorous, and excitingly forceful.
1. Winter Dawn (lines from Tennyson’s In Memoriam)
2. Spring Morning (one line from Gerard Manley Hopkins’ Spring)
3. Summer Afternoon (anonymous lines)
4. Autumn Twilight (lines from William Watson’s Autumn, and from Robert Bridges’ November)
5. Winter Night (Emily Bronte: The night is darkening round me)

The score is available world-wide as a digital download (pdf) from  Sheet Music Plus or  Sheet Music Direct (prices vary, so do check both sites). Minimum order 10 copies

Printed copies only to special order (minimum 10) – contact the composer at Colne Edition

Complete performance (with scrolling score) on YouTube