Respite Along The Chippewa (2005)

Respite Along The Chippewa for SATB chorus

The text of this piece was given to me by CMU Director of Choirs Nina Nash-Robertson. "Respite" is a poem written by her father-in-law, Martin Robertson, and she felt that the imagery lent itself incredibly well to a musical setting. I couldn't have agreed more, and felt honored that Nina would seek me out to put her father's wonderful words to music. The result is a quiet, speculative piece that plays upon the soft murmurings of the Chippewa River.

(Available from the composer)