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Let Music Fill the Air

By Gwyneth W. Walker

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Let Music Fill the Air composed by Gwyneth W. Walker (1947-). For SATB choir and piano. General, Secular. Moderately easy. Octavo. 12 pages. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.6363).

"Let Music Fill the Air weaves together several texts with the common theme of celebration of the power of song. The opening section uses the lines from the Handel Opera, Rosalinde: 'Are you troubled? Music will calm you.' This is the healing power of music. The mood then turns to triumph: 'Raise your voice. Let music fill the air.' During this phrase, the music shifts from C Minor to C Major tonality. Reflective qualities fill the middle section, with the quote from Plato's writings: 'Let my voice speak! Let my heart rise on wings of song,' for music enables self-expression, and an elevation of the spirit. The concluding section ('rise on wings of song') modulates to the key of A Major, effecting an overall tonal shift from three flats (C Minor) to three sharps (A Major). This may be heard as a brightening of tonality, an exuberance as music fills the air!" - Gwyneth Walker.

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