Category:   COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer:   Caroline Shaw (b. 1982)
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Caroline Shaw Editions
Edition:   
Voicing:   SATB divisi
Setting:   a cappella

Reviewer:   

Bert Pinsonneault
University of St. Thomas
R&R Chair College & University

Homophonic and employing triadic harmonies, the primary difficulty of Shaw’s piece is having your choir negotiate singing from eight staves and doing some four-against-three rhythms. It is completely worth the trouble. The haunting beauty of this work depicts the swallow searching for its nest, and in this regard is a perfect complement to a range of programs, from ones featuring nature and animals to programs about housing adversity.


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Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uzpBmW5DNo