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.
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.
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.