Follow It - for SATB Chorale and Soprano Solo

Follow It - for SATB Chorale and Soprano Solo

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17 Pages. A dramatic, rhythmic, Greek-chorus-style exploration of non-conformity, Follow It puts Christina Rosetti's "A Pause of Thought" in a new light. Make as many copies as needed for performance.

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Follow It

A dramatic, rhythmic, Greek-chorus-style exploration of non-conformity, Follow It puts Christina Rosetti's "A Pause of Thought" in a new light. Composed by Spencer Channell for small to medium Chorale and Soprano Solo, Follow It enables a choir to take its first steps into new music techniques while relying on rhythm skills and breath control. Follow It was premiered by students at the Blair School of Music during the fall of 2017, and the piece is well-suited for high school choirs and up.

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A Pause of Thought

I looked for that which is not, nor can be,
And hope deferred made my heart sick in truth:
But years must pass before a hope of youth
Is resigned utterly.
I watched and waited with a steadfast will:
And though the object seemed to flee away
That I so longed for, ever day by day
I watched and waited still.
Sometimes I said: This thing shall be no more;
My expectation wearies and shall cease;
I will resign it now and be at peace:
Yet never gave it o’er.
Sometimes I said: It is an empty name
I long for; to a name why should I give
The peace of all the days I have to live? –
Yet gave it all the same.
Alas, thou foolish one! alike unfit
For healthy joy and salutary pain:
Thou knowest the chase useless, and again
Turnest to follow it.

Christina Rosetti, 1862