Daniel McDavitt has composed an exquisite trilogy using texts from three American greats: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Abraham Lincoln, and William Wordsworth. Although they can be performed individually, they are most powerful as a set, each with flute obbligato. The first “memory” from Emerson is about music, and is joyful and buoyant. The second “memory” is from Lincoln, and is more reflective about childhood. The final “memory” by Wordsworth combines the thoughts of the previous two in a mature understanding. A delightful trilogy for high school choirs.
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