How Do I Love Thee?, by Bruce W. Tippette Text by Elizabeth Barrett Browning SATB voices and piano Alfred Music 2017 www.brucewtippette.com
For Elizabeth, on our anniversary.
"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways..." This artistic setting of the classic Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem features a whimsical piano motif that flits around like a little bird amid the sweeping choral texture. The harmonic structure has overlapping lines of text throughout most of the piece, with scattered sections of homophony. With divisi in each of the voice parts and long flowing phrases, this piece makes a compelling concert feature for mature vocal ensembles.