In Summer

for mixed choir; 3’ (2015)
poetry: Paul Laurence Dunbar
(commissioned by Jerry Hui for Make Music Madison 2015)

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“In Summer” is a simple expression of joy at the loveliness of summertime. It flies by at a fast pace, gliding through tonal centers at a speedy rate, and dancing along in waltz time. It is meant to be sung loudly and lustily.

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In Summer