IF I CAN STOP ONE HEART FROM BREAKING



Performed By: Las Cantantes, Bradley Ellingboe, conductor

Instrumentation:
SSA chorus, woodwind quintet, percussion (orchestral bells, vibraphone), strings

Text: Emily Dickinson

Duration: 3 minutes

Premiere:
July 7, 2001 by the Combined Festival Chorus of the Festival 500 Symposium, Bob Chilcott, conductor

Available From:
Oxford University Press, rented by C.F. Peters

Composer's Notes:
Originally the last movement of Today, this spring, for women's chorus and piano, If I can stop one heart from breaking... was orchestrated and adapted for SATB chorus for the Festival 500 Symposium, which takes place annually in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. The work reflects the infinite joyous spirit of two women who succumbed to breast cancer and their courageous example of peacefulness in the face of adversity.

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Additional Information:
This is one movement from "Today, this Spring"