A Winter Day
SATB, solo cello, & piano

This five-movement work celebrates the long Canadian winter, setting texts by Sara Teasdale, Lucy Maud Montgomery (of 'Anne of Green Gables' fame), and Melville Cane. Each movement depicts a different time of day, beginning with the cold darkness before dawn ('Timid Star') and concluding with the evening turning into dusk and then darkness ('Snow Toward Evening'). The music conjures up vivid images of a cold and crisp winter, and of swirling, dancing snowflakes.

1. Timid Star
00:00 / 05:48
2. A Winter Dawn
00:00 / 03:13
3. Into Morning
00:00 / 03:08
4. A Winter Day
00:00 / 03:45
5. Snow Toward Evening
00:00 / 04:03

Performed by Kantorei, Denver, Colorado
Joel Rinsema, Managing Artistic Director

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