Songbird by Sarah Quartel. For SSA choir, a cappella. Upper Voices. Songbird. Secular, Choral Leaflet. Vocal score. 12 pages. Duration 2.5'. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193392304).
ISBN 9780193392304. Secular, Choral Leaflet. 10 x 7 inches.
for SSA unaccompanied Songbird sets an evocative text describing songbirds that spin tunes of gold. The catchy, colourful melody is first presented by tutti voices, and is then woven through the vocal parts, often to scat accompaniment. The setting ends with an effective passage of close imitation.