Monthly Archives: March 2012

A New Choral Piece

At the end of January, I wrote a piece for unaccompanied SATB chorus using a text written by Sean Fleming, a poet who graduated from St. Olaf just last year. The poem is titled¬†Coyote Wine. Gray hide emerges from gray mud, your hair rusting at the shoulders beneath the pruned vineyard rows where old clusters turn to raisins. The wicks of your ears piercing the fog for a rabbit’s death squeal tuned exactly like our corroding chains reeling repetitiously. The reward of civilization is suffering, Continue reading →