work details

Life Has Loveliness to Sell

  • Instrumentation: SA and piano
  • Completed: October 2012
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Texts: "Barter" by Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)
  • Commission:

    Commissioned by the Fort Wayne Children's Choir (FWCC) in honor of their 40th Anniversary Season; Jonathan Busarow, artistic director

  • Program Note:

    Life Has Loveliness to Sell is an energetic and spirited work for youth chorus and piano. Using the magnificent text of Sara Teasdale, this musical setting depicts the charms, joys, and excitement of the everyday moments we encounter in our lives. The infectious rhythms and melodies paint a picture of life brimming over with wonder and awe.

    The work was commissioned by the Fort Wayne Children's Choir and artistic director Jonathan Busarow in honor of their 40th Anniversary Season.

  • Performances:
    • April 21, 2013 (premiere)
      Fort Wayne Children's Choir
      Jonathan Busarow, artistic director
      Rhinehart Music Center - IPFW Campus - Fort Wayne, IN