Weaving the World for SATB chorus, oboe, percussion, and piano with text by Janisse Ray. Premiere by Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Robert Eaton, director. To get the file size small enough, I've divided the piece in half. Listen to Part 1 first!
Previous peak charts position #79
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #30
Pamela J. Marshall, Janisse Ray
Pamela J. Marshall
November 04, 2009
Story behind the song
The music celebrates nature as a refuge while distant war threatens. Janisse Ray, environmental writer, inspired me with images of "spiders weaving the world back together" and swamps where black bears lurk. She wrote this text as war threatened in the Middle East.
Printed music available from www.spindrift.com