Category: COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer: Blake Henson
Publisher: GIA Publications, Inc.
Voicing: SATB div
Setting: A Cappella
Dr. Matthew Ferrell
St. Cloud State University 2012
R&R Chair College & University
Blake Henson wrote this beautifully serene setting of Robert Herrick’s poem for the inauguration of Joe Miller at Westminster Choir College. Set in the wonderful key of D flat major, the composition provides many beautiful dissonances that are approached gracefully. This work is very accessible, but the long sustained lines may cause breath and intonation challenges for singers. Textually and harmonically, this composition seems to pair nicely with Lauridsen’s Sure on This Shining Night.