Composition Spotlight: "There Will Come Soft Rains"
Date: September 29, 2013
COMPOSITION SPOTLIGHT ~ by Jack Senzig
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Level: High School Mixed Choir, Advanced Middle School
Uses: Fall Concert, Open House
Program Themes: Spring, Seasons, Rain, Zombie Apocalypse
This Piece Would Program Well With: Undead Love by Mike O'Mara http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZZWAPsT_h0
This Sara Teasdale text offers many programming options. The very profound point of the poem is that nature doesn't need humankind, it would get along well without us. I could see programing this with other pieces that deal with the rapture, end of days etc. and billing the concert as the Zombie Apocalypse show. That would certainly get the attention of a high school or college audience.