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SATB (limited divisi)
A new work to be composed by Andrew Maxfield
Difficulty: 3 · Medium
Length: 4 minutes
Releases on Jan. 10th 2022
Must be funded by Sep. 29th 2021
$250 / ensemble

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"Wings!" celebrates (in English) the brilliant voice of Czech poet Miroslav Holub, who manages to see the miraculous and whimsical in the everyday. What gives us earth-bound humans wings? Find out! "Wings!" will form the second part of a growing cycle of SATB pieces based on Holub's texts. (All SATB with limited divisi at a medium difficulty, suited for advanced high school, college, pro/am etc.) The first piece, called "The door" was featured at the 2019 NCCO National Conference has been premiered by Choral Arts Initiative (Los Angeles) and recorded by Brevitas, Matthew D. Nielsen, conductor.



We have
a microsopic anatomy
of the whale
--William Carlos Williams

We have
a map of the universe
for microbes,
we have
a map of a microbe
for the universe.

we have
a Grand Master of chess
made of electronic circuits.

But above all
we have
the ability
to sort peas,
to cup water in our hands,
to seek
the right screw
under the sofa
for hours

gives us

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About Andrew Maxfield

Comprising choral, art song, chamber, and orchestral works, Andrew Maxfield’s compositions have been performed throughout the United States and in Europe. His album "Celebrating Wendell Berry in Music" was released in a new edition on Tantara Records in 2017, and his music has been recorded and performed by Choral Arts Initiative, Brevitas, Salt Lake Vocal Artists, USC Thornton Chamber Singers, and many others, including performances at regional ACDA conferences and at Carnegie Hall. Andrew has recently been an NCCO Composer Fellow and Composer-In-Residence at the Newburyport Choral Society. His music is published by Walton, Santa Barbara, and Yalecrest. After undergraduate music studies at BYU, he pursued advanced studies in counterpoint and harmony at the EAMA–Nadia Boulanger Institute in Paris, France, and additional composition studies at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. His primary teachers include Philip Lasser (of The Juilliard School), Marti Epstein, and Jonathan Bailey Holland. As a participant in the ACDA Choral Composers Forum, Andrew also studied with Aaron Jay Kernis and Steven Sametz. Recent commissions include choral works for the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition and an extended concert music adaptation of a Caldecott honor book, They All Saw A Cat, for the Center for Latter-day Saint Arts in New York City. Andrew lives with his wife Liz Davis Maxfield—a professional cellist, expert in Irish traditional music, rock climber, and doula—and their two handsome, high-octane boys in Cambridge, MA.

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