Yellow is the Color of Ribbons

Yellow is the Color of Ribbons
Composer
Karen Siegel
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1980
Text
Karen Siegel
Year Composed
2008
Pages
8
Minutes
4
Difficulty
5 (Challenging)
Language
English
Voicing
12 part mixed chorus
Divisi
No
Solos
soprano
Extended Techniques
Yes
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Mood
Restrained, holding back; Caring, warm; Dramatic, with dynamic contrasts
Description

This piece experiments with changing vocal tone colors. The original text explores the disturbing disjunction between the loss of lives in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the undisturbed normality of everyday American life. Composed for and premiered by C4: the Choral Composer/Conductor Collective with conductor Phillip Cheah in 2008.

Group
C4
Performances
C4: 2008 Nov 22 (Brazen Guns and Gentle Doves), cond. Cheah (World Premiere)