Category: COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer: Elaine Hagenberg
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Publisher: Hinshaw Music
Edition: HMC-2488
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Reviewer:

Timothy Sawyer
University of Northwestern-St. Paul
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Many US choirs have been recently taken with the music of Elaine Hagenberg, and in particular her piece “O Love.” Here is a “fresh” compositional voice hailing from Des Moines, Iowa. Here, Hagenberg sets yet another amazing Sara Teasdale poem with this poignant line: “For with my singing I can make a refuge for my spirit’s sake, a house of shining words, to be my fragile immortality.” A beautiful tribute to the power of song, the piece features an evocative accompaniment with it turbulent, undulating piano accompaniment and a solo cello line soaring above it. A guaranteed audience and choir-pleaser.

Performance Link: https://youtu.be/ADra19IdmIE
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