Listen: II. Snail

Performed By: the Towson State University Chamber Singers, Paul Rardin, conductor

Three songs for unaccompanied mixed voices

I. Chameleon Wedding II. Snail III. Hawks and Sparrows and Sparrows

SATB a cappella chorus

Text: Keith Gunderson

Duration: 4 minutes

Available From:
ECS Publishing, distributed by Canticle Distributing

Composer's Notes:
Libby Larsen and Minnesota philosopher/poet Keith Gunderson have created three short parables told in humorous poems. Chameleon Wedding is a little contrapuntal piece which reinforces the message that "looks aren't  everything". The Snail  is one long phrase setting a story of patience. And Sparrows Everywhere  uses long legato lines set against short staccato motives to tell a parable about persistence.

Score Errata:
2. Snail, measure 1, soprano part, D natural.