COMPOSITIONS

choral works
 

 

Wisdom (1999)

for mixed choir, SSAATTBB. Text from Proverbs.

Wisdom - Zachary M. Watkins
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This beautiful tribute to a passage from the Book of Proverbs is a slow and solemn work for mixed choir. The music moves freely from polyphonic textures to unisons and back as tenacious dissonances resolve into color chords. The power of the sacred text is conveyed majestically in escalating climactic moments. Premiered by the California State University, Hayward University Choir in 1999.

Performance time: 6 minutes.

 

no man (1998)

for mixed choir, SATB. Text by E. E. Cummings.

no man - Zachary M. Watkins
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A straightforward setting of the e e cummings poem ‘no man if men are gods,’ this four-part chorale makes an excellent addition to any choral program. Premiered in 1999 by the California State University, Hayward University Singers.

Performance time: 3 minutes.

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