Break of Day

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


  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenor
  • Bass
  • Oboe (or English Horn) (opt.)
  • Keyboard
Studio Recording


Michael Trotta's masterful SATB arrangement contains lyric, legato vocal lines which unfold to reveal a subtle interplay between voices, interwoven with piano and optional obligato line 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 the feelings of joy and pain associated with closeness and separation from a loved one. Also available in SSA(A) (CM9280) and TB choir (CM9438). Optional string parts are available on Custom Print.
SKU: CM9296
Ensemble: Mixed Chorus
Duration: 4:30
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Series: Michael John Trotta Signature
Score Type: Performance Score
Product Type: Score
Accompanied: Accompanied Chorus
Weight: 0.05 lbs.
UPC: 7-98408-09086-9
ISBN: 978-0-8258-9086-4
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