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CoverThe Composition of a Kiss [level: Difficult]
Kevin T. Padworski: Bio and other works
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1511 | duration: 3:30 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: piano


This sophisticated piece will be a delightful challenge for the singers and will greatly impress the audience. If the opportunity arises, take it to a competition: it is a winner.


performance by: University of Colorado Boulder Women’s Chorus - Gregory Gentry, conductor. [© all rights reserved]

Order CLICK HERE: See and Hear the Complete Score or download a perusal copy: HERE

CLICK HERE: Read the Text or Poem
Cupid, if storying legends tell aright,
Once framed a rich elixer of delight.
A chalice o'er love-kindled flames he fixed,
And in it nectar and ambrosia mixed:
With these the magic dews which evening brings,
Brushed from the Idalian star by fairy wings:
Each tender pledge of sacred faith he joined,
Each gentler pleasure of th' unspotted mind—
Day-dreams, whose tints with sportive brightness glow,
And hope, the blameless parasite of woe.
The eyeless chemist heard the process rise,
The steamy chalice bubbled up in sighs;
Sweet sounds transpired as when the enamoured dove
Pours the soft murmuring of responsive love.
The finished work might envy vainly blame,
And 'kisses' was the precious compound's name.
With half, the god his Cyprian mother blest,
And breathed on Sara's lovelier lips the rest.

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

CLICK HERE: Choral Tracks (Practice made simple)


The Composition of a Kiss choral track bundle contains a part dominant track for each voice part, a balanced voices track, and an accompaniment track if the work is not a cappella (the accompaniment is also included with the part dominant and balanced voices track). Get more information and listen to samples HERE. Please note that the choral score is not included in the bundle and needs to be ordered separately.

Price: $49.99
(Each bundle is licensed to be used by up to 50 users)
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University of Colorado Boulder Women’s Chorus - Gregory Gentry, conductor.

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