Reveillez

Reveillez

Versions:

  • SATB Choir and Piano (1994)

Works

Technical Information

Duration – 3:30

Reveillez for SATB Choir and Piano (1994)

(Text by Shakespeare)

Program Notes

Reveillez is from the Songs and Sonnets by William Shakespeare. I was drawn to this expressive text, and decided to use it for a short SATB choir and piano piece. I gave the music an impressionistic feel to bring out the dreamy atmosphere of the words. This is one of my early compositions, written in 1994.

Hark, hark the lark at heaven’s gate sings

And Phoebus ‘gins arise

His steeds to water at those springs

On chaliced flowers that lies,

Arise Awinking mary buds begin

To ope their golden eyes

With every thing that pretty is,

My Lady sweet arise.