To Youth

Composer
Julian David Bryson
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1980
Text
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Year Composed
2018
Pages
10
Minutes
4:00
Difficulty
2 (High school)
Language
English
Voicing
4 part mixed chorus
Divisi
No
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Mood
Rhythmic, with steady energy; Joyful; Dramatic, with dynamic contrasts
Description

"To Youth" is the opening movement of a Spring Triptych, followed by "There I Wander with Them" and "Green Is the Color of Its Flame". It bursts with the enthusiasm of innocence, youth, and spring for all who have faith enough to receive it. I particularly love how Emerson connects these themes with the power of song—these words were begging for musical accompaniment. May we awaken our inner child and celebrate the beautiful world that surrounds us.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tgweeurvv5g8v00/190511%20Triad%20%E2%80%93%20To%C2%A0Youth.mp4?dl=0

Audio Credit
Triad: Boston's Choral Collective
Group
Triad
Performances
Traid: 2019 May 11 & 12 (Madrigals)