SNOW DAY

for mixed SATB choir

Written: 2014
Duration: 8'
Instrumentation: mixed SATB choir (a cappella with occasional divisis, SSAATBB; 4 alarm clocks suggested, see score for additional details)
Commissioned by the Pelham Memorial High School Choir, Maria Abeshouse, Director
World Premiere: Pelham Memorial High School Choir, Maria Abeshouse, Director, Pelham, NY, May 20, 2014.

PublisherBill Holab Music

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PROGRAM NOTE

The ideas in Snow Day were suggested by students in the Pelham Memorial High School Choir in Pelham, NY. The piece outlines a typical, hectic week in the life of teenagers. My lyricist David Cote and I spent time sifting through various comments from the choral members, and we eventually settled on a few key ideas that seemed to work well together and that helped to create a sort of encapsulated, dramatic narrative. Snow Day was commissioned by the Pelham Memorial High School Choir, Maria Abeshouse, Director.