Break of Day

Michael John Trotta (composer), John Donne (lyricist)
Studio Recording


Originally scored for SATB voices, Michael Trotta's compelling SSA(A) arrangement contains lyrical legato vocal lines which unfold to reveal a subtle interplay between voices, interwoven with piano and optional obligato for oboe or English horn and optional string quartet. The text, an account of two lovers faced with parting, concludes with the yearning refrain “Stay or else my joys will die,” giving voice to the dichotomy of joy and pain. Also available for SATB choir (CM9296) and TB choir (CM9438). Optional string parts available on Custom Print.
SKU: CM9280
Ensemble: Treble Chorus
Duration: 4:28
State List / Editors Choice: J.W. Pepper Editor's Choice
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Series: Michael John Trotta Signature
Accompanied: Accompanied Chorus
Weight: 0.1 lbs.
UPC: 7-98408-09070-8
ISBN: 978-0-8258-9070-3
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