Duration – 3:30
Reveillez for SATB Choir and Piano (1994)
(Text by Shakespeare)
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.