Song of the Wanderer

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Song of the Wanderer

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Season
Voicing
Year Published

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Catalog No.
BP2178

This thoughtful, poetic consideration of life through the seasons is wonderfully suited for times of contemplation and prayer. An artistic text is set with sweeping vocal lines leading to an ethereal statement of the traditional Doxology. The elegant piano accompaniment is beautifully enhanced with the addition of the optional string quartet. Evocative and lovely!

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Song of the Wanderer
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5.0
Choral Integrity 
 
5.0
Textual Quality 
 
5.0
Teachability 
 
5.0
Audience Response 
 
5.0
The text, an unusual point of view of the journey of life is profound, and metaphorically takes the singer on a journey through the Winter of doubt, the joy of Spring's new life, the glory of Summer's bounty of blessings, and finally the Autumn when peace comes to the believer, finally gently quoting in one single alto line a simple verse of OLD HUNDREDTH. There are ethereal and lush harmonies in this anthem that perfectly communicate the text, and choral parts bloom into SSATBB in the most dramatic of climaxes before the quiet, poignant ending. If at all possible, this should really be performed with piano and string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello) to achieve the most effective performance. A longer than usual anthem at 6 minutes, this is a must for the experienced choir and will provide a welcome moment of deep thought for any concert or All Saints Sunday.

The Bottom Line

Pros
Rich harmonies and will be a joy to sing
Cons
none
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