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Alabaster Wool

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Chorus
2022
5 min.

Alto

Bass

Piano

Soprano

Tenor

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Program Notes
Emily Dickinson’s imagery-rich depiction of the snow is set for SATB choir and piano. Peaceful serenity with the motion and grandeur of winter. Program this gorgeous piece for your next concert or contest and transport your audience to a landscape layered with alabaster wool. Lyrics: It sifts from leaden sieves, it powders all the wood. If fills with alabaster wool, the wrinkles of the road. It makes an even face of mountain and of plain, unbroken forehead from the east unto the east again. It reaches to the fence, it wraps it, rail by rail, till it is lost in fleeces; it flings a crystal veil. On stump and stack and stem, the summer’s empty room, acres of seams where harvests were, recordless but for them. It ruffles wrists of posts, as ankles of a queen. Then stills its artisans like ghosts, denying they have been.
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