Vision

Matthew Erpelding (b. 1978)

SATB choir, a cappella

Dedicated to Kristen E. Diehl and the Cocalico Senior HS Choralaires (Denver, PA)

Available through manuscript

A very personal piece of music, Vision describes a person trying to help another who is suffering from a deep depression.  The text is equal parts empathy, pleading, insistence, and steadfastness, as the speaker delivers every hopeful message they can muster to support their hurting friend.  Musically, the piece is harmonically simply and unapologetically homophonic, with frequently changing meters to accommodate the text stress, all in the hopes of delivering the text in a direct, sincere, and heartfelt manner. 

Vision - Cocalico Senior HS Choralaires
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Copyright M. Erpelding, 2020