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Winter's Breath (SATB Choir & Piano)

By Jeffrey Ouper

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Choir, SATB, SATB Choir and Piano - Intermediate
Composed by Jeffrey Ouper. 21st Century, Contemporary Classical, Contemporary Christian, General Worship, Christmas. Individual Part. 19 pages. Published by Jeffrey Ouper (S0.163527).

Item Number: S0.163527

"Winter's Breath" is an original Christmas song for SATB Choir & Piano accompaniment.  There is some divided parts in the soprano.  The song's duration is about 6 minutes.  "Winter's Breath" is perfect for holiday concerts and worship services.  There is also a version for solo voice available.

About the song:

“Winter’s Breath” is an original Christmas song (original music and lyrics) composed in 2014. The lyrics embrace both a secular and religious message of peace, love, and hope inspired by the beauty of winter snow.  I really wanted to write a more profound Christmas song with an important message embracing a modern view of Christmas since so many songs are commercialized or limited in meaning.

Having lived in the Arizona desert since 2007, snow has become a novelty to me, and I was inspired by its beauty and the memories I had of winter growing up in northern Illinois.  The chorus that repeats throughout the song presents an irony of winter warming the soul.  I found this to be both interesting and also meaningful in that I was describing my new viewpoint of winter snow (seeing more beauty in it than before) and presenting a metaphor for life—one that encourages the listener to see the beauty in something that most northerners despise.

The first verse begins with sensory perceptions including seeing, hearing, touching, and smelling various natural qualities of winter.  The second verse describes the joy of children playing in the snow and their belief in winter stories.  The third verse is directed at worrying adults with a message of hope for the future.  The bridge encourages the listener to look past the negativity and differences in other people and look towards Christmas and the new year for a hope renewed.  The final verse concludes with the traditional religious view of Christmas tradition.?

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