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When All Falls Silent

20 members needed
SATB, TTBB, unaccompanied
A new work to be composed by Michael Bussewitz-Quarm
Difficulty: 3 · Medium
Length: 4-5 minutes
AUG
15
2021
Releases on Aug. 15th 2021
Must be funded by Aug. 1st 2021
$250 / ensemble

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9-month premiere window
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Description

For SATB or TTBB, unaccompanied. Themes: Peace, solitude, quiet, spiritual silence, stillness, connection, longing, togetherness; now that our voices are silenced and the world has gone into isolation and solitude, what can one hear in that time of quiet? What You Get: • PDF of score • Listing on inside cover of score • Live session with composer • pre-recorded panel video • midi rehearsal tracks • monthly Zoom mixer for choir directors of project

Lyrics

WHEN ALL FALLS SILENT
TONY SILVESTRI

When all falls silent,
And the breath of life
Flows from the source
And calms the stormy sea,

My heart-song,
Always sung but seldom heard,
Rises from the mist,
Calling, calling...

Then, slowly,
I turn my gaze,
Drawn toward beauty
And the song’s amber light;

I open my soul,
And I am at peace,
I am in harmony,
Listening, listening...

About Michael Bussewitz-Quarm

The choral music of Michael Bussewitz-Quarm (pronouns: she/her) engages singers and audiences with the leading social and environmental issues of our time. Michael is passionate about effecting change through choral music on topics ranging from the health of the world’s coral reefs to the epidemic of gun violence in the United States to the global refugee crisis. Michael is an active advocate for the transgender community. It is her fervent wish to spread knowledge and understanding of the transgender community through guest speaking and by simply being present in the lives of the talented musicians and artists surrounding her. A finalist for the 2019 and 2020 American Prize, Ms. Bussewitz-Quarm’s works are performed by leading professional and educational choral ensembles across North America. Recent collaborations include the west coast premiere of The Unarmed Child by Eugene Concert Choir and Orchestra, I’ll Fly Away at the International Society of Contemporary Music’s New Music Days in Vancouver, BC, and Nigra Sum, performed by The Duke University Chorale on their California tour. Michael’s works have been rebroadcasts on Public Radio East, KMUZ, and WCPE, with performances by Singers of New and Ancient Music, musica intima, the Gregg Smith Singers, the Duke University Chorale, the Esoterics, among other exceptional choral ensembles. Michael is published by Peermusic Classical. Current projects include Peacebomb, inspired by Laotian families who make jewelry from metal taken from unexploded ordnance, Where We Find Ourselves, a pandemic-proof choral project inspired by the portraits of Hugh Mangum, and The Death and Life of AIda Hernandez: A Border Story, based on the book of the same name that tells the story of an undocumented teen’s harrowing experiences with the U.S.’s militarized immigration system. Ms. Bussewitz-Quarm attended Ithaca College (BM ’94), for piano performance and music education, and received her MM from the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queen’s College in New York. For more information, visit her website, https://www.mbqstudio.com/. Bookings: To Book, contact Michael through email at Hello@MBQStudio.com or through Michael’s contact page: https://www.mbqstudio.com/contact/

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