Love is Anterior To Life

Love is Anterior To Life
Composer
Bettina Sheppard
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1962
Year Composed
2006
Pages
7
Minutes
2
Language
English
Voicing
5 part mixed chorus
Divisi
No
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Mood
Caring, warm; Rhythmic, with steady energy
Description

This meditative setting of Emily Dickinson’s poetry creates a beautiful, distant, and abstract atmosphere. The construction of the piece is an additive layering of repeating lines culminating in the full recitation of the short poem in the bass. The effect is both engaging and transportive. Simple to perform for just about any ensemble and a great opener to a concert.

https://youtu.be/F4hZ9bOk9BA

Audio Credit
Performed by C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective, Colin Britt - Conductor
Group
C4
Performances
C4: 2013 Feb 28 & Mar 2 (Uncaged), cond. Wozniak; C4: 2015 Nov 19 & 21 (Vocal), cond. Britt