Andrey Stolyarov - watercolor
for unaccompanied SSAATTBB choir
Hello everyone! This summer, in June of 2018, I had the great pleasure of participating in the 2018 Choral Composers Forum at Lehigh University. I created this piece over the course of 5 days, where it was work-shopped, recorded, and performed by The Princeton Singers. I hope you enjoy!
by George MacDonald
My thoughts are like fire-flies, pulsing in moonlight;
My heart like a silver cup, filled with red wine;
My soul a pale gleaming horizon, whence soon light
Will flood the gold earth with a torrent divine.
Performed and Recorded by The Princeton Singers, June 23rd 2018, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University. Steven Sametz, conductor.
The text of this piece is by Scottish poet George MacDonald. I was drawn to the evocative imagery of the poem... the words portray the expression of ourselves - our thoughts, our heart, and our souls - as beautiful, timeless, and divine.