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Eric Whitacre
The City and the Sea

Song NameComposer
little man in a hurryEric WhitacrePreview
as is the sea marvelousEric WhitacrePreview
maggie and milly and molly and may Eric WhitacrePreview
the moon is hiding in her hairEric WhitacrePreview
i walked the boulevardEric WhitacrePreview

The City and the Sea is a new collection of five compositions from one of the world's most popular choral composer based on the poems of e.e. cummings. "i walked the boulevard" - White key clusters in the piano create the rhythmic framework for the playful vocals sung in unison declamation or that ricochet one part to another in this vividly portraying an urban street scene. "the moon is hiding in her hair" - This languorous setting features a chaconne-like left hand pattern in the piano along with right hand cluster chords and legato vocal phrases in octaves to create a meditative musical atmosphere. "maggie and milly" - With the characteristic clusters broken into arpeggios for this movement, this playful work features delightful wordplay and simple fun! "as is the sea marvelous" - This tender setting creates an image of the ebb and flow of the sea through pulsating parallel cluster chords in the piano and long legato vocal phrases. "little man in a hurry' - Full of colorful contrasts, this final movement from The City and the Sea dances with fun and humor! The rhythmic wordplay and deconstructed syllables poem hurtle ever faster to the final sudden "stop" for an extraordinary concert finale.

Item code: 7312B | Sheet Music | $11.45 add item to cart
Choral | Accompanied | SATB | United States

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