Snow Angel

Snow Angel
SSAA, solo cello, djembe, & piano

Already a firm favourite with choirs across the world, Snow Angel is an evocative five-movement choral work that 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.


Snow Angel is also available in a version for SATB.

1. Prologue
00:00 / 03:40
2. Creatures of Light
00:00 / 03:00
3. God will give orders/4. Sweet Child
00:00 / 04:58
5. Snow Angel
00:00 / 05:10

Performed by Lady Cove Women's Choir, St. John's, Newfoundland
Kellie Walsh, Artistic Director