This new large-scale sacred work will be scored for SATB, 2-3 vocal soloists, chamber orchestra (approx 20 players; single winds, piano, strings, specifics TBD).
The theme of the poems reflect on the nature of faith and doubt. 5 poems by different poets follow one another to form a continuous narrative, beginning with questioning what we can know to be reality and continuing through how faith can fit in to that.
The text/libretto consists of 5 poems by different poets, but united around a consistent theme of contemplating faith. The 5 poems are all in the public domain:
I. Poe - Dream Within a Dream
II. Rossetti - Good Friday
III. Rossetti - De Profundis
IV. Dickinson - Faith is the Pierless Bridge
V. Donne - A Hymn to God the Father
About R. Christopher Teichler
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Hello! I write music that I hope will engage with a broad range of listeners. I've written works for everything ranging from middle school band through professional symphony. I've written more choral music than for any other genre, for church choirs as well as college/university ensembles. My music is mostly self-published, but I also have works available from Alfred, Kjos, Lorenz, BRS Music and Pelican Music. Something I pride myself on is that while I am a musical artist, I'm also a regular guy. I will happily discuss classical music one minute and baseball/football the next! For more info on me and my music, you can visit my website: christeichler (dot) com. Thanks!
Over the years, I have commissioned several works from Christopher Teichler. His music is brilliantly written with
beautiful, memorable melodies and interesting harmonies. He is a master of writing music that is both exciting for the performer and engaging for the audience. I can't recommend his works enough. More so, if you have the opportunity to work with him, take it. You'll rarely work with a finer musician or a kinder human being.