Category:   COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer:   Stephen Chatman
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   ECS Publishing
Edition:   7.0488
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Angela Broeker
University of St. Thomas 2009
R&R Chair College & University

A native of Faribault MN and current head of the Composition Division at the University of British Columbia, Stephen Chatman is known for his popular choral collections. This piece is from a set entitled “There is Sweet Music Here” for solo oboe and choir. Using Shelley’s well-known poem, he bookends a short homophonic middle with undulating sections using short motives and ample voice crossing. The resulting mass of sound is a picture-perfect expression of the text.

with Oboe