work details

Woods in Winter

a madrigal for mixed chorus, a cappella

  • Instrumentation: SATB (divisi) a cappella
  • Completed: July 2010
  • Duration: 6 minutes
  • Texts: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
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  • Published:

    DD3 Publications, Distributed by Graphite Publishing

  • Commission:

    Commissioned by the Winchester High School Choirs; Christopher Nickelson, director

  • Program Note:

    Woods in Winter was written at the request of my dear friend Chris Nickelson for his outstanding high school choruses at Winchester High School in Winchester, MA. 

    The work is based upon a poem of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and evokes a still winter scene, without any hint of the religious overtones that usually accompany much winter music. 

    The work is dedicated fondly to Chris. 

  • Performances:
    • December 10, 2010 (premiere)
      Winchester High School Choirs
      Christopher Nickelson, director
      Winchester High School - Winchester, MA
    • December 18, 2010
      Winchester HS Choirs and Boston Choral Ensemble
      Christopher Nickelson, conductor
      Old South Church - Boston, MA
    • December 18, 2010
      Winchester HS Choirs and Boston Choral Ensemble
      Christopher Nickelson, conductor
      St. Mary's Church - Winchester, MA
    • December 11, 2019
      Seraphic FIre
      James K. Bass, guest conductor
      First Miami Presbyterian - Miami, FL
    • December 12, 2019
      Seraphic FIre
      James K. Bass, guest conductor
      St. Gregory's Episcopal - Boca Raton, FL
    • December 13, 2019
      Seraphic FIre
      James K. Bass, guest conductor
      First United Methodist - Coral Gables, FL
    • December 14, 2019
      Seraphic FIre
      James K. Bass, guest conductor
      All Souls Episcopal - Miami Beach, FL
    • December 15, 2019
      Seraphic FIre
      James K. Bass, guest conductor
      All Saints Episcopal - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    • December 17, 2019
      Seraphic FIre
      James K. Bass, guest conductor
      Sunshine Cathedral - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    • December 19, 2019
      Seraphic FIre
      James K. Bass, guest conductor
      Vanderbilt Presbyterian - Naples, FL
    • December 20, 2019
      Seraphic FIre
      James K. Bass, guest conductor
      St. Philip's Episcopal - Coral Gables, FL
    • December 22, 2019
      Seraphic FIre
      James K. Bass, guest conductor
      South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts - Cutler Bay, FL