A Winter Ride (2015)

SATB with Bb Trumpet
Text by Amy Lowell
Duration: ca. 3:15

Amy Lowell’s wintry poem evokes the anticipation and excitement of a brisk morning ride, along with the unbridled joy of the season. This musical setting describes all the wonder, beauty, and exhilaration of the simple pleasure of such a thrilling ride, opening with a quiet drone in the choir and an arpeggio in the trumpet, which slightly hints at the sound of a horn opening a hunt. As anticipation mounts, the trumpet echoes the phrases and mood of the choir, and they finally join together in a celebratory run through the snow.