In the Merry Month
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Title: In the Merry Month
Year Completed: 2016
Duration: 3:30 mins
Instrumentation: Mixed chorus (SATB) and piano
Credits: Commissioned by the Yellowknife Choral Society, dedicated to Aurora Chorealis and Margo Nightengale
Premiere: Aurora Chorealis, April 2017, Yellowknife NT.
Two opening verses reflect on the situation: a hopeful lover in a northern latitude looks around, and sees romance in the world around her. The problem: the object of her affection is far away in the south. The solution appears in the four choruses that follow: using the timeless combination of pencil, paper, stamp and envelope, love is secured. However, letters have a way of going slower than normal when love is involved!