Alchemy

Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)

SSAA choir and organ

Dedicated to Brad

Available through manuscript

"God, the Great Musician, calling life anew!"  Seamon's powerful text about God playing the earth like a drum with drumsticks of rain provides a great metaphor for the creative and life-giving power of music.  Structured to mimic the comings and goings of a summer rainstorms, Rain Music employs vocables, ostinato figures, and planing chords over shifting key areas to create swatches of sonic color, in an impressionistic attempt to show life erupting from the ground after a fresh rain.

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