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CoverA Soft Day [level: Medium]
Daniel Brinsmead: Bio and other works | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1150 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano

In Ireland a “soft day” is one with misty rain instead of the more typical Irish downpour. It is a day to celebrate the out-of-doors. The Aussie composer has beautifully captured the spirit of the message the Irish poet had depicted.

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A soft day, thank God!
A wind from the south
With a honey’d mouth;
A scent of drenching leaves,
Briar and beech and lime,
White elderflower and thyme,
And the soaking grass smells sweet,
Crushed by my two bare feet,
While the rain drips,
Drips, drips, drips from the eaves.

A soft day, thank God!
The hills wear a shroud
Of silver cloud;
The web the spider weaves
Is a glittering net;
The woodland path is wet,
And the soaking earth smells sweet
Under my two bare feet,
And the rain drips,
Drips, drips, drips from the leaves.

by Winifred Mary Letts

USC Thornton Chamber Singers - Jo-Michael Scheibe, conductor [© all rights reserved]
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"This is wonderful piece of music, full of imagery, imagination, and beauty. It gives the conductor a chance to incorporate a great deal of musicianship while challenging the choir to respond to feeling of the piece, and convey its message clearly through articulation and musical style. This piece is a great addition to any music library."
review by: Will Kubie, Topeka, KS - Washburn University

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2016 | WMEA All-State Stroope Reading Session
2016 | Michigan ACDA Fall Conference with Randall Stroppe - October 28-29
2015 | ICDA Summer Reading Session
2015 | Utah All-State Choral Reading Session, October 9th
2015 | Syracuse Summer Sing Choral Reading Session 8/12/15
2014 | Syracuse Summer Sing 14 8/13/14
2014 | Indiana Music Educators Convention | January