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To a Locomotive in Winter

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By Greg Bartholomew

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Choral Choir (SATB) - Level 4 - Digital Download
Composed by Greg Bartholomew. Christmas, Concert, Contemporary, Holiday, Patriotic. Octavo. 18 pages. Burke & Bagley #49735. Published by Burke & Bagley (A0.787255).

Item Number: A0.787255

The text of To a Locomotive in Winter is a poem by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892) published in Leaves of Grass in 1900. This choral setting for unaccompanied SATB mixed choir was completed in January 2001. Duration ca. 6 minutes.

To a Locomotive in Winter first received a reading by the Gregg Smith Singers at the 2001 Adirondack Festival of American Music. The Oregon Repertory Singers presented the premiere performance at the Oregon Bach Festival on Saturday, July 6, 2002. The piece is dedicated to Seattle Pro Musica, who performed the piece on March 8 & 9, 2003, as part of their 30th Anniversary concert entitled "Best of the Northwest."  To a Locomotive in Winter is a Project Encore selection.

"Greg Bartholomew, a fine composer not afraid of accessibility, set Walt Whitman's To a Locomotive in Winter in a sturdy, lyrical style. Tuneful and diatonic, the music seemed appropriately Whitman-esque." - NPR music critic Tom Manoff, writing in the Eugene Register Guard

 "A very well written piece, in which the composer obviously understands the human voice and has the ability to create an excellent tableau that moves forward with compelling sounds as well as a finely tuned artistic sense. Very attractive is the contemporary harmonic idiom where mostly vertical chordal structures are combined with occasional shifting rhythmic nuances, a quasi declamatory style, contrasting of male/female textures, and an overriding sensitivity to the vowel/consonant combinations so beautifully written by Whitman. Highly recommended!"
    - Gil Seeley, director, Oregon Repertory Singers  

Follow along in the score as you listen to a recording by Seattle Pro Musica: 

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