Gwyneth Walker

Refuge

for SATB Chorus and Piano (2015)
for TTBB Chorus and Piano (2016)

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Commissioned by the Gateway Men's Chorus of St. Louis; Robert Stumpf, Artistic Director in celebration of their 30th anniversary season, 1987-2017

Sara Teasdale's poem, "Refuge," is a testament to the strength of human spirit. For despite adversity, one can still sing, and in the singing find a refuge, a house of shining words. [The shining image lead to a shimmering accompaniment.] And when I sing, I am free.

Notes by the composer