Dr. Vera Ivanova, Composer
Vera Ivanova,
composer

'...internationally recognized as an emerging artist of great talent.'

Campus Times (University of Rochester/Eastman)

Snow Song

men's choir a cappella (TTBB, sub. to TTTTBBBB) (2015)

Snow Song was written by request for Angel Vázquez-Ramos and CalState Fullerton's Men's Chorus in April 2015.

Program Notes:
Snow Song was written by request for Angel Vázquez-Ramos and CalState Fullerton's Men's Chorus in April 2015. When the conductor asked me to write a piece for men’s chorus, the composition process was very different for me in comparison with our previous collaboration (my “Three Summer Songs” for women’s choir was also written for and premiered by Angel Vázquez-Ramos). In the first song of the cycle for women choir, the music and words where written by me at the same time, and in the two other songs I have found the text first (Emily Dickinson’s and Richard Le Gallienne’s poems), and then came the music. Snow Song had a reverse process: first came the music, and then I came across the text which coincided not only rhythmically with the piece, but also reflected a character of the song, anticipating the spring’s spirit of self-sacrificial love.

Instrumentation
men's choir a cappella (TTBB, sub. to TTTTBBBB)
Duration
c. 2 min. 30 seconds
Text
Sara Teasdale
Language
English
Score Sample
Snow Song-page 1
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