Dance Steps

for a cappella SATB choir w/ divisi

This delightful piece sets a whimsical poem by the American poet, Susan Kinsolving, about steps taken internationally to make the world a better place.

Sanford Dole’s Dance Steps has artistic merit…no one can doubt the artistic merit of Dole’s entertaining piece. I was not looking forward to enduring Susan Kinsolving’s absurdist text, printed in the program booklet, but Dole’s delightful and whimsical pacing and Clerestory’s spot-on delivery gave me a double take.

—Thomas Busse, San Francisco Classical Voice

SKU: SDE-004 Categories: , Instrumentation:
Season or Event:Autumn, General
Descriptive Tags:Animals, Celebratory, Fun, Humorous, Light, Nature, Poetry, Silly
Difficulty:Advanced Student, Advanced
Voicing:SATB
Instrumentation:A Cappella
Language:English
Sacred or Secular:Secular

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