Tears, Apples and Stones

Tears, Apples and Stones
Composer
Jonathan David
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1965
Text
Zsuzsanna Ardó
Year Composed
2012
Pages
9
Minutes
7
Difficulty
4 (Auditioned chorus)
Language
Wordless
Voicing
3 part treble chorus
Divisi
No
Extended Techniques
No
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Description

This meditative and solemn piece was originally part of an art installation in Slovakia by Zsuzsanna Ardó. Wordless voices echo the tragic history of Jews in the city and the vowels, taken from the Hungarian words for Tears, Apples and Stones, capture the cries of those who have suffered. It’s a great piece for any size ensemble from a trio to a large choir of treble voices.

https://youtu.be/g5zINcrRSgw

Audio Credit
Performed by Melissa Bybee, Karen Siegel, and Amy Bartram
Group
C4
Performances
C4: 2013 Nov 21 & 23 (Heritage), cond. Wozniak (North American Premiere); C3LA: Nov/Dec 2016 (Passing Flight)