All the world

Composer
Emma Daniels
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1993
Text
Helen Keller
Year Composed
2019
Pages
7
Minutes
3:30
Difficulty
2 (High school)
Language
English
Voicing
4 part mixed chorus
Divisi
Yes
Solos
Yes, any voice part
Instruments
Piano
Extended Techniques
No
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Mood
Inspiring; Joyful; Dramatic, with dynamic contrasts
Description

“All the world” sets to music a quote by Helen Keller: “All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.” The piece is at once both mournful and joyful, anguished and triumphant. A dramatic, dissonant piano opening paves the way for a mournful soloist and choir. A central developmental section turns the melodic motives upside down, and the soloist re-enters to join the choir for a brighter, larger transformation of the musical material of the first section: a celebration of overcoming. Recommended for high school and community ensembles interested in using their voices to depict the contrasts of darkness and light.

https://soundcloud.com/emma-daniels/all-the-world

Group
C4
Performances
Westminster Chapel Choir: 2019 Feb 2 (Daniels Masters Recital), cond. Daniels (World Premiere)