Poet of the Body and Soul

Poet of the Body and Soul
Composer
Andrea Clearfield
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1960
Pages
25
Minutes
10
Language
English
Voicing
4 part mixed chorus
Divisi
Yes
Instruments
Piano
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Mood
Rhythmic, with steady energy; Dramatic, with dynamic contrasts
Description

To capture the epic, sweeping nature of Whitman’s writing requires music equally grand in scope. This piece is at times meditative, and other time an outpouring of ecstatic emotion. It is a love song, a dance piece, and narrative, but always intensely lyrical. This is a joy to sing, a fun challenge for your pianist, and a great center piece to any concert.

https://youtu.be/PZI0DYfNgfk

Audio Credit
The College of New Jersey Chorale - John P. Leonard, Conductor - Brandon Eldridge, Collaborative Pianist
Group
C4
Performances
Triad: 2017 April 8 & 9 (Subversive Tonality), cond. Bryson