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We Reach (2024)

Text:

F. Taylor Atkinson

Run Time:

Instrumentation:

08:30

SSAATTBB Choir, Unaccompanied

Comissioned by St. Martin's Chamber Choir,
under the direction of Timothy J. Krueger

"We Reach" is an epic musical odyssey that transcends time and space, igniting the imaginations of choirs worldwide!

Celebrating the decades of images from the Hubble and James Webb telescopes, the poetry (by F. Taylor Atkinson) delves deep into humanity's unyielding quest to unravel the mysteries of the cosmos. Through soaring melodies and intricate harmonies, the piece paints a vivid portrait of our collective pursuit of understanding, punctuated by moments of triumph and revelation. Each musical "problem" presented is met with resolute determination as the choir navigates through intricacies and complexities, steadily inching closer to the end goal of capturing awe-inspiring images of our cosmos. As the crescendo builds, "We Reach" achieves its climactic zenith, culminating in a jubilant groove section that will set your choristers' hearts ablaze.

A celebration of human ingenuity and perseverance, "We Reach" is guaranteed to leave both performers and audience members alike exhilarated and inspired!

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