Songs of Youth (1992)


...Commissioned by Waunakee Middle School...

Alexander, Elizabeth (born in 1962) [USA]

Text by Alexander, Elizabeth (born in 1962) [USA] (1992)
Published by Seafarer Press [USA], 1999
Ref. : SEA 004 01  (13 p.)
Type of material: Choral score
Copyright : Elizabeth Alexander
Text in: English
Epoque: 20th century (1990-2000)
Genre-Style-Form: Secular
Mood of the piece: energetic ; haunting ; rhythmic
Type of Choir: SSA  (3 children voices )
Instruments: Piano (1) ; Flute (1) ; Vibraphon (ad lib)
Difficulty choir (incr.from 1 to 5): 3
Difficulty conductor (incr.from A to E): B
Tonality: whole tone ; tonal
Duration: 5.0 min.
Data about the life of the work: A work about growing up, in two contrasting movements, written with and for middle school students. The first movement, "When?" wanders on a winding symmetric scale; "Now!" charges in with clear harmonic motion, a strong pulse and lively rhythms.