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In the Bud

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By Joyce Todd McBride

Choral Choir (SSAA) - Level 3 - Digital Download
Composed by Joyce Todd McBride. Arranged by Arranged by Joyce Todd McBride. A Cappella, Contemporary, Jazz, Latin, Pop. Octavo. 16 pages. Buckwheat Music #4792297. Published by Buckwheat Music (A0.892543).

Item Number: A0.892543

Level: Intermediate
Style/Mood: Modern, jazz, pop, syncopated rhythms, but quiet and gentle; bossa nova-esque; the text is a meditation on the circle of life.
Hand claps should be performed by one or two people
Duration ca. 4:40
Words by Joyce Todd McBride:
In the bud, waiting for the flood, New green after rain. We'll be gone when the pines grow tall. This we know, but never learn. Apple, water, angel, bird, and every leaf. These are all things that fall. What will you throw into the sea, from the tallest tree, flying on two feet? There you go, higher than the bird, commes toutes fleurs, all to fall to earth. In the bud, waiting for the bloom. None too late, and none too soon. The wind can take the longest way around. You think you're lost, but you are found. Apple, water....

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  • December 17, 2019 Lovely Arrangement

    This is a delicate arrangement that allows an ensemble to work on dynamics. I sing the A2 line, which moves through a lovely vocal range and harmonizes with the soprano melody line. The piece has a light, bossa nova feel - it's a great one for working on not over...

    -singing and ensemble dynamics. One of our singers claps the rhythm, which adds texture and grounds the piece rhythmically.

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