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Composition Spotlight -A Thousand Winds

(The Composition Showcase is a unique resource for conductors.   Choral composers are allowed to share only a few of their best works.  Each week we offer you the best of the best on a silver platter.   The Silver Platter Award winners are works that your choirs will love to sing and your audiences will love to hear)
Silver Platter Award Winner:
A Thousand Winds by Josh Belperio TTBB a cappella (Click here for PDF and here for AUDIO)
Level: High School or Higher
Uses: General Concert
Program Themes:  Wind, Death, Friendship Compare and Contrast
This Piece Would Program Well With:  Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep by Janet Lanier available in the Composition Showcase here on ChoralNet.
I hate to be that annoying friend that keeps running to you every time he hears a new piece of music he likes saying “You’ve got to hear this”, but…well… you’ve got to hear this!  I already love a couple other pieces in the Composition Showcase that use the Mary Elizabeth Frye text “Do Not Stand at Your Grave and Weep.”  Josh Belperio has added some vocal effects that make his piece really stand out.   The wind adds an eeriness that is a little unnerving.  Check it out! Josh also includes the story behind the poem in the PDF. It is very much worth reading.
A Thousand Winds is available from the composer’s website: