The Hounds of Spring

Composer
Jonathan David
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1965
Text
Algernon Swinburne
Year Composed
2012
Minutes
18
Difficulty
5 (Challenging)
Language
English
Voicing
8 part mixed chorus
Divisi
Yes
Solos
Alto
Instruments
Rock trio
Extended Techniques
No
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Description

In the over-the-top spirit of the text, the piece is infused with the groove of 1970's progressive rock. The choral texture is highly syncopated, with many mixed meters, but harmonies are relatively tonal. A thrilling closer!

Group
C4
Performances
C4: 2017 June 8 & 10 (Electric), cond. Barnett (World Premiere)