SATB chorus, string quintet, string orchestra or piano
The South Coast Chorale, Long Beach, California - Bob Phibbs, conductor.
December 17, 1995 by The South Coast Chorale, Bob Phibbs, conductor, at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach, CA
Oxford University Press -- Vocal score: Cat. No 9780193860704 Distributed by Goodmusic Publishing -- Full score and parts on rental Distributed by C.F. Peters.
I composed Invitation to Music in response to a commission from the South Coast Chorale in Long Beach, California. Bob Phibbs, director of the Chorale, and I had had many conversations about the healing power of music and the extraordinary beauty that listening deeply and thoughtfully brings to one. When I came across Elizabeth Bishop's poem "Sonnet", it immediately resonated with me and I knew it was the poem to set for Bob's chorus. This lovely poem expresses itself simply and profoundly, and somehow captures music's infinite generosity and kindness to all of us -- its humble partakers.
- Libby Larsen
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