Composition Spotlight: "The Lake Isle of Innisfree"
Date: May 25, 2014
COMPOSITION SPOTLIGHT ~ by Jack Senzig
(Each week we look at one or two of the best choral works posted in the Composition Showcase here on ChoralNet. This is where we store a treasure trove of works that your choirs will love to sing and your audiences will love to hear.)
The Lake Isle of Innisfree by Peter Bird for SATB, SAT solos and piano (Click here for PDF and here for AUDIO)
Level: High School or higher
Uses: General Concert Use
Program Themes: Longing, Nature, Isolation, Stress Relief, Simple Life
This Piece Would Program Well With: The Monk and His Cat by Samuel Barber available from JWPEPPER® and sheet music plus
Peter Bird is new to the Composers of Choral Music Community. His first entry to the Composition Showcase is worth an in-depth look. This mostly up-tempo work drives forward with changing meter of 3/4, 2/2 and 5/4 a stirring soprano and alto duet, a tenor solo and contrasting accompanied and a cappella sections.