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CoverMay Wind (Set Me Free) [level: Medium]
Jacob Narverud: Bio and other works
RELEASED: January 2022
voicing: SSA(A) | catalog number: SBMP 1655 | duration: c. 3’16” | price: $2.50
accompaniment: piano
Other Voicing: SATB

Accompaniment Track: piano part - FREE Download


Narverud’s setting of this evocative Sara Teasdale poem tells a story about how experiencing nature and music can inspire deep love and happiness. Soaring vocal lines combined with rich, dissonant harmonies and a rocking piano accompaniment make this a powerful piece that will resonate with treble choirs of all ages. The duple-against-triple patterns represent the conflict between Love and Stubbornness, which ultimately ends with the triplet pattern (Stubbornness) surrendering to Love (duple pattern) for a beautiful, empowering ending — “Love: Set Me Free!”


performance by: 2022 OKMEA Children's All-State Chorus - Christy Elsner, conductor [© all rights reserved]

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CLICK HERE: Read the Text or Poem
MAY WIND

I said, “I have shut my heart
As one shuts an open door,
That Love may starve therein
And trouble me no more.”
But over the roofs there came
The wet new wind of May,
And a tune blew up from the curb
Where the street-pianos play.
My room was white with the sun
And Love cried out in me,
“I am strong, I will break your heart
Unless you set me free.”

Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)

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May Wind (Set Me Free) 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
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2022 OKMEA Children's All-State Chorus - Christy Elsner, conductor

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Featured on the following reading sessions
2023 | Texas UIL Prescribed Music Reading Session
2022 | "North Central - Nebraska ACDA Summer Conference 2022 Middle Level, Tenor/Bass, Treble Choirs Reading Session Reading Session "



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