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When Music Sounds

SATB Chorus with Piano Accompaniment
Commissioned with the assistance of the Fromm Foundation for Thomas F. Kelly’s “First Nights” course of 2015 at Harvard University.

Composed: 2015
Text: Music (Walter de la Mare)
Music When Soft Voices Die (Percy Bysshe Shelley)
Musician Wrestle Everywhere (Emily Dickinson)
Duration: 9:00
Publisher: Pear Tree Press Music Publishers distributed by Subito Music Corp.
Catalog Number(s): 80504011


“A beautiful piece, perfectly suited to its purpose. Thrilling to its first audience, this is a work that shows how beautifully crafted music can have an immediate appeal.”
Thomas Forrest Kelly, Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music, Harvard University


Audio Excerpts:
Performed by The Harvard University Choir, Director Edward Elwyn Johns; members of Harvard’s Collegium Musicum, DirectorAndrew Clark; Thomas Sheehan, Piano

1. Music

2. Music When Soft Voices Die