Ars Poetica

for mixed chorus a cappella
by  David Post

I have loved this poem for as long as I can remember. It’s crisp, fresh imagery, it’s success in conveying, with a magnificent economy, what a poem is all about, is indeed a small miracle.

I could not resist the temptation to set it for chorus. Because the poem had “gestated” for many years, I wrote it in one sitting on a late-summer afternoon. I can only hope that it does justice to this small masterpiece.

SKU: DPT-008 Categories: , Instrumentation:
Instrumentation: A Cappella
Descriptive Tags: Poetry
Language: English
Voicing: SATB
Sacred or Secular: Secular
Duration: 1-5 Minutes

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