A Short Story of Falling (SSA & Organ) – PDF Download


Duration: c.3.20′

Text: Setting of A Short Story of Falling, a poem by Alice Oswald

Themes: Secular, water, the water cycle, beauty, simplicity, search for balance, nature

Musical content: The piece has simple folk-song melody and takes its lead structurally from the poem, as it slowly unravels

Suitable for: Upper voice choirs, school choirs or youth choirs

A Short Story of Falling was commissioned for NYCGB Girls’ Choir and kindly supported by Dorico (NYCGB’s Principal Innovation Sponsor and Christine Evans. The first performance was given by NYCGB Girls’ Choir under the direction of Joanna Tomlinson at Leighton Park School on 13th August as part of the choir’s summer course.

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