Letters to Faith

Composer
Adrienne Inglis
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1960
Text
Family letters
Year Composed
2017
Pages
43
Minutes
7:30
Difficulty
5 (Challenging)
Language
English
Voicing
8 part mixed chorus
Divisi
No
Solos
No
Extended Techniques
No
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Mood
Humorous; Caring, warm; Joyful
Description

The text used for this eight-voice a cappella choral work comes from two letters written by the composer's grandparents to their daughter, Faith Inglis. Faith apparently did poorly on an exam while studying at Pomona College. Her parents wrote these letters to comfort and encourage her, but also reveal amusing and poignant family characteristics. Elements of the three songs mentioned in the letters are woven into the texture: The Sunshine of Your Smile, I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles, and The Good Ship Mary Ann.

https://soundcloud.com/adrienne-inglis/20170603-inversion-ensembles-sublime-nonsense-performance-inglis-letterstofaith

Audio Credit
Inversion Ensemble
Group
Inversion Ensemble
Performances
Inversion Ensemble: June 2017