Category: COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer: Grant Norum
Publisher: The Summer Singers Publication
Setting: A Cappella
St. Cloud State University 2008
R&R Chair College & University
Grant Norum is well remembered in Minnesota’s choral history. Before his untimely death in 2002, he taught music in the public schools, sang in a variety of Minneapolis based choirs and founded the Summer Singers, a chamber choir consisting of Twin Cities music professionals. Norum’s Create in Me has become one of their signature pieces. The beauty of this work lies in its simplicity. The straightforward, homophonic texture is set in a chant-like style. In Norum’s original manuscript, barlines were excluded to a wide variety of choirs and is highly recommended for your upcoming concert or church season.