Break of Day

Michael John Trotta

Text by John Donne
Performing Ensemble: SSA
Instrumentation: SSA(A), Keyboard, Oprtional Oboe or English Horn, Optional String Quartet
Item Number: CM9280
Number of Pages: 16
Duration: 0:04:28
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


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Originally scored for SATB voices, Michael Trotta's compelling SSA(A) arrangement contains lyrical legato vocal lines which unfold to reveal a subtle interplay between voices, interwoven with piano and optional obligato for oboe or English horn and optional string quartet. The text, an account of two lovers faced with parting, concludes with the yearning refrain “Stay or else my joys will die,” giving voice to the dichotomy of joy and pain. Also available for SATB choir (CM9296) and TB choir (CM9438).

Optional string parts available on Custom Print.

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