Oh Day of Fire and Sun

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Instrumentation: SATB divisi, unaccompanied

Duration: 4:30

Date of Completion: Fall 2014

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SKU: MH0012 Category:
About the work​

An accessible piece for high school choir, Oh Day of Fire and Sun shimmers with fiery beauty and vivid text painting.

Written for the Greene Central High School Varsity Singers.

Text
​Oh day of fire and sun, Pure as a naked flame, Blue sea, blue sky and dun Sands where he spoke my name; Laughter and hearts so high That the spirit flew off free, Lifting into the sky Diving into the sea; Oh day of fire and sun Like a crystal burning, Slow days go one by one, But you have no returning.
Notes

In the spring semester of my second year teaching, I had the pleasure of directing an incredible group of singers. The love they showed one another and the musicality they poured into their music was overwhelming. It was seriously a one-of-a-kind ensemble.

Oh Day of Fire and Sun was a song written just for them. A simple gift for one of my most favorite semesters of my career as an educator.

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