I love music. Choir is an extremely high priority for me. My school’s choir has some really amazing songs this winter, so I thought I’d share them:
“There Will Be Rest” – Frank Ticheli
MSVMA Honor Choir performed this last year; that’s what the link in the name is to. It’s gorgeous. The lyrics are one of the last poems written by Sara Teasdale. She committed suicide at the age of 48.
“There will be rest, and sure stars shining
Over the roof-tops crowned with snow,
A reign of rest, serene forgetting,
The music of stillness holy and low.
I will make this world of my devising,
Out of a dream in my lonely mind,
I shall find the crystal of peace, – above me
Stars I shall find.”
Another one we’re doing is “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” The lyrics are a Robert Frost poem:
“Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep. ”
We’re also singing Carol of the Bells (Peter J. Wilhousky), There Is No Rose (Gary Garcia), The Sleigh (Kountz), The First Breath of Winter (Phyllis Wolfe-White), and a few others. But I couldn’t find any videos of them, though.
However, while I was youtubing, I came across this. I say you should watch it. It’s hardcore. Lol.