Spring and All and Now the Noisy Winds Are Still - SSA a cap

CODE: AP-01479


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SPRING AND ALL has words by William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) and NOW THE NOISY WINDS ARE STILL has words by Mary Mapes Dodge (1831-1905) with music for both songs by Robert James Dvorak. High quality contemporary literature! SSA a cappella Choir. Grade: M Duration: 2:20

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From The Robert James Dvorak Choral Series.

Spring and All and Now the Noisy Winds Are Still (Spring_and_All-Noisy-ssa-Dvorak,rj.pdf, 124 Kb) [Download]


"Spring and All" was commissioned from Robert James Dvorak in 1966 by Joan Knoertzer, Vocal Music Teacher for the Ann Arbor Public Schools and Director of Festival of Song.  She performed it with her Junior Division Choir at the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan that year.  It was so well received that she recommended it to be sung in the Ann Arbor Public Schools all-city Music Night by the elementary school choir.  Therefore, it was taught to 2500 children with 300 being selected to perform it.  It was the program highlight.  She wrote to the composer and said the students would enjoy hearing more from him.  "Now the Noisy Winds Are Still" was composed in response to this request for another work for young treble voices.