A Short Story
Choral work for 6 part choir AATTBB written in aid of the Cathedral Choirs’ Emergency Fund for performance by British cathedral lay clerks, July 2020
Text: setting of A Short Story of Falling, a poem by Alice Oswald
Themes: water, the water cycle, beauty, simplicity, search for balance, nature
Musical content: The piece has simple folk-song melody and takes its lead structurally from the poem, as it slowly unravels
Suitable for: upper voice choirs, school choirs or youth choirs
A Short Story of Falling was commissioned for NYCGB Girls’ Choir and kindly supported by Dorico (NYCGB’s Principal Innovation Sponsor and Christine Evans. The first performance was given by NYCGB Girls’ Choir under the direction of Joanna Tomlinson at Leighton Park School on 13th August as part of the choir’s summer course.