Snow Angel is an evocative five-movement choral work that is touching singers and audiences across the globe. After receiving performances at a host of prestigious events including the 2017 ACDA National Conference, the 10th World Symposium on Choral Music, the 2014 Chorus America Conference, and on CBC Radio's 2011 nationwide Christmas Eve broadcast, Snow Angel is becoming a regularly performed work across Canada and the United States. Demand for the piece internationally is continuing to grow and the work has been performed by choirs in Australia, England, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Spain, South Korea, and Thailand.
Snow Angel explores themes of love, rebirth, and beauty through the eyes of children and the heavenly army of angels that watch over them, yearning to make a difference to their lives. The work may be performed with narration, in which three angels present their perspectives on their earthly charges. Quartel weaves a haunting and poignant cello line throughout the work, and a vibrant part for djembe in movement four, 'Sweet child', carries the listener from the ethereal and mystical realm the work predominantly inhabits into an emphatic anthem with a distinctly African feel. The musical language is emotive and pictorial, allowing performers to play an active role in the storytelling.
The most popular selection from the set, God Will Give Orders/ Sweet Child can be purchased as a separate octavo.
Running time: Approximately 20 minutes with narratives
Listen to Snow Angel
Performed by Lady Cove Women's Choir
Kellie Walsh, Conductor
II. Creatures of Light.mp3
III. God Will Give Orders, IV. Sweet Child.mp3
V. Snow Angel.mp3
Narratives by Lisa Helps