The Heavens’ Flock

for mixed choir

The Heavens’ Flock is a celestial meditation, an American commission for Ethan Sperry and the Portland State Chamber Choir. The words are by Paulann Petersen, the Poet Laureate of the state of Oregon. This is a simpler vision than that of Northern Lights, but its single paragraph is glowing in its diatonic certainty; the poem’s blaze may be small, but it is bright and it is beautiful.

— from notes by Gabriel Jackson © 2015

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Year
2014
Commissioner
The Portland State Chamber Choir and conductor Ethan Sperry
Instrumentation
SSAATTBB
Text
Paulann Petersen (1942)
Language
English
Duration
3 min 30 sec
Score
ISMN
979-0-69795-518-9 (MB1580)
Recordings
The Choir of Trinity College CambridgeNorthern Lights & other choral works