voicing: SATB div./sop. solo | catalog number: SBMP 1128 |duration: 3:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella
The Los Angeles based film composer demonstrates his talent for drama in this unique choral piece. A gentle, rather dreamy style is its hallmark, the rich harmonic pallet its substance. Excellent for the adept chamber choir.
On This Side of the Window
(original title: “Hong Kong Harbor 1984”)
On this side of the window
A shower of chrysanthemum.
Outside, torrential rain.
From this distance the world appears mute.
But if somewhere someone is singing
It’s because someone somewhere is listening.
If this were the last day of my life, would I know it?
And if I did
Would I pretend otherwise?