Love Was Born (2010)

SATB a cappella
SATB + string orchestra
TTBB + English Horn

duration 3'


Similarly to the first time I set lyrics by Christina Rossetti, I strongly felt the words guiding the music. The material laid itself out as a continung strophic variation, with a very similar beginning and ending separated by a B section of modulation and unfamiliar rhythmic motion which nevertheless bore a strong resemblance to the A material.

Love Was Born was commissioned by the Guam Symphony Society and Chorale under the direction of Stephen Bednarzyk by Lindsey Dodd in 2010 for their seaside Christmas concert “Symphony at the Seashell” in Ypao Beach Amphitheater. That same year the piece was recorded for television broadcast by Dr. David Hobson and the Centenary College Choir.



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