ed. Andrea Ramsey

  • SATB Chorus
  • Andrea Ramsey
  • Christina Rossetti
  • English

Programme Note

Commissioned for the 2016 Eastern Division ACDA Junior High Honor Choir, this Christina Rossetti poem about loss is a wonderful teaching piece for young singers. The melodic line in the opening section is constructed to evoke feelings of beauty, loss and remembrance. A middle section paints a picture of grief, reality, and the feeling of life spinning out of control. After the climax of this middle section, there is a return to a sense of calm-symbolizing that as time passes, we are able to come to terms with loss.