Rain

Composer
Marjorie Halloran
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1985
Text
Marjorie Halloran
Year Composed
2012
Difficulty
3 (Advanced high school collegiate or community chorus)
Language
English
Voicing
4 part mixed chorus
Divisi
Yes
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Mood
Tense, with some edge
Description

"Rain" is meant to be a snapshot into a particular mood. The simplistic text hides inside the shadow of dense minor harmonies to evoke the feeling of being surrounded by rain clouds, and the uneven meter serves to unsettle the listener, particularly through the use of "the" on downbeats rather than pickups. The overall gloomy feel of the piece allows the performers and the audience to wallow in a collective misery for a while, because sometimes the only way to cope with difficult feelings is to sit with them and share them with others.

https://youtu.be/GXM2QRJR5ZU

Group
Inversion Ensemble