CME Conductor's Choice. Composed by Douglas Beam. Conductor's Choice. Boosey & Hawkes #M051482351. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48023048).
Item Number: HL.48023048
The music for this setting of Teasdale's poem highlights the tension in the text between the beauty of nature and the violence human beings inflict on themselves. In the closing measures of the piece, the composer restates the opening line of the text to reinforce the cyclical patterns in nature: despite humanity's penchant toward violence, the rain will come and spring will begin again.