A Short Song for the Longest Night of the Year
For varying ensemble including voice(s), violin, harp, cello, and piano
duration ~ 6 minutes
Commissioned by Music on Main
Premiered on December 12, 2014 at Heritage Hall in Vancouver BC
A Short Song for the Longest Night of the Year was commissioned by Music on Main for their Music for their annual Winter Solstice concert.
Darkest forest where the night begins
Silent stars and trees hold light
Longest night where wind returns
We remember, we begin
Silent stars holding light
Time will pull all the leaves to the ground
With time, all leaves will return
Premiere performance on December 2014, with Caroline Shaw (violin/voice), Steve Maddock (voice), Rachel Iwaasa (piano), Ariel Barnes (cello), and Heidi Kreutzen (harp).