Green Is the Color of Its Flame

Composer
Julian David Bryson
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1980
Text
Henry David Thoreau
Year Composed
2017
Pages
16
Minutes
6:15
Difficulty
3 (Advanced high school collegiate or community chorus)
Language
English
Voicing
4 part mixed chorus
Divisi
No
Instruments
Piano
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Mood
Rhythmic, with steady energy; Inspiring; Joyful
Description

"Green Is the Color of Its Flame" is a celebration of spring as described by Henry David Thoreau in "Walden". The work depicts a musical journey through the seasons, beginning and ending with the wave of green fire sweeping over the musical hillsides. Above an exciting and rewarding accompaniment, the choir revels in ringing harmonies, invigorating rhythms, and inspiring words. May music remind us even in the deadest of life’s winters to put forth our “green blade to eternity”, move from “sod into the summer”, and strive toward “fresh life below”.

https://youtu.be/JSLUivo4HGU

Audio Credit
Huntsville Community Chorus Chamber Chorale (HC4)
Group
Triad
Performances
Triad: 2018 June 3 & 17 (Past Is Prologue)