Break of Day composed by Michael John Trotta. For SSA(A) choir, keyboard. Octavo. 16 pages. Duration 4 minutes, 28 seconds. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.CM9280).
Originally scored for SATB voices, Michael Trotta’s compelling SSA(A) arrangement contains lyrical legato vocal lines which unfold to reveal a subtle interplay between voices, interwoven with piano and optional obligato for oboe or horn. The text, an account of two lovers faced with parting, concludes with the yearning refrain “Stay or else my joys will die,” giving voice to the dichotomy of joy and pain. Also available for SATB choir (CM9296).