Ghost

Instrumentation: chorus (a cappella SSAATTBB)

Duration: 4’30”

Program note:

Ghost exemplifies my early predilection to write in a pensively tonal, quasi-modal, and extended harmonic fashion. In a sense, the work demarcates a pivotal stylistic shift away from neo-pop influenced harmonies to a broader, more static approach to vocal composition. Both text and music were written at the same time. The piece was fashioned texturally using the text as a formal (and timbral) guideline. The work explores the suspensions of phrasing and sustained sonorities as an atmospheric device to enhance, without necessarily analogizing, the textual narrative.


RECORDING

Performance by the Florida International University Concert Choir

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