Break of Day

Michael John Trotta

Text by John Donne
Performing Ensemble: SATB
Instrumentation: SATB, Keyboard, Optional English Horn or Oboe, Optional String Quartet
Item Number: CM9296
Number of Pages: 16
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


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Michael Trotta's masterful SATB arrangement contains lyric, legato vocal lines which unfold to reveal a subtle interplay between voices, interwoven with piano and optional obligato line 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 the feelings of joy and pain associated with closeness and separation from a loved one. Also available in SSA(A) (CM9280) and TB choir (CM9438).

Optional string parts are available on Custom Print.

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