Saguaro

Saguaro
Composer
Karen Siegel
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1980
Text
Karen Siegel
Year Composed
2006
Pages
11
Minutes
4
Difficulty
5 (Challenging)
Language
English
Voicing
8 part mixed chorus
Divisi
No
Solos
2 soprano soloists
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Mood
Dramatic, with dynamic contrasts; Sparse, distant, minimal; Tense, with some edge
Description

A remarkably effective and haunting piece capturing the arid soul of the southwest desert and its encroaching urbanization. This piece demands a high caliber ensemble willing to tackle tough harmonies and interlocking rhythms, but the payout and audience response it absolutely worth it.

https://youtu.be/PKujTYggZog

Audio Credit
Recorded by C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective, David Harris - Conductor, Melissa Wozniak and Elizabeth Derham - Soloists 2013
Group
C4
Performances
C4: 2012 Nov 16 & 17 (Music for People Who Like the Future), cond. Harris; NOTUS: Feb. 2018, cond. Grant Farmer; Sacra/Profana: May 2019, cond. Juan Carlos Acosta; C3LA: May 2019, cond. Saunder Choi