The Sky Is Crying on the Sea by Ruth Elaine Schram. For SATB choir, piano. Concert. Octavo. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.15-2103H).
This thoughtful, expressive original soars with dramatic intensity and dynamic contrasts. The text (based on ideas submitted by students from the commissioning school) is filled with beautiful imagery describing seasonal changes and the circularity of life-giving water which falls as rain or rises as mist from sea to sky and back again.