DID YOU HEAR?

for mixed a cappella choir

Written: 2010
Duration: ca. 6'
Instrumentation: mixed SATB choir (a cappella with divisis, SSAATTB)
Commissioned by the Vermont Youth Orchestra Chorus, Jeffrey Buettner, director. Text by David Cote.
World Premiere: Vermont Youth Orchestra Chorus, Jeffrey Buettner, director, April 7-8, Elley-Long Music Center, South Burlington, VT, USA, 2011.
PublisherBill Holab Music

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PROGRAM NOTE

The idea for Did You Hear? was conceived by the Vermont Youth Orchestra Chorus and its director, Jeffrey Buettner. They asked me to write a piece that would reflect their lives, something they deal with on a daily basis, so we settled on the theme of rumors. Since I could not find an appropriate text, I enlisted the help of writer and librettist David Cote, one of my friends and frequent collaborators.

Did You Hear? was commissioned by the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association while composer in residence through a Meet The Composer/League of American Orchestras Music Alive Residency.