dominickdiorio
conductor composer
two letter D inside a blue circle

Day of Fire and Sun

Choral Music

chorus a cappella

work detail

instrumentation: SATB a cappella

completion date: may 2018

duration: 4 minutes

texts: on a poem of Sara Teasdale

events

20

WAELRANT CAMERATA

Waelrant Camerata

Sint-Margaritakerk, Tielen, Antwerp, Belgium

4:00 pm

Waelrant Camerata performs my work, Day of Fire and Sun as part of their March 2022 spring concert.

24

BUCHEON CIVIC CHORALE CONCERT

Bucheon Civic Chorale - Kim Jae Eun

Bucheon Citizen's Hall - Bucheon, South Korea

7:00 pm

Conductor Kim Jae Eun and the Bucheon Civic Chorale give a performance of my a cappella work Day of Fire and Sun as part of the competition concert.

audio

Day of Fire and Sun

University of Oregon Chamber Choir

Sharon Paul, conductor

videos

Day of Fire and Sun

University of Toledo Chamber Singers, Brad Pierson

performances

december 01, 2018 (Premiere)

University of Oregon Chamber Choir
Sharon J. Paul, conductor
University of Oregon - Eugene, OR

july 29, 2019

University of Oregon Chamber Choir
Sharon J. Paul, conductor
University of Oregon - Eugene, OR

august 01, 2019

University of Oregon Chamber Choir
Sharon J. Paul, conductor
Edsbergkyrkan - Sollentuna, Sweden

august 02, 2019

University of Oregon Chamber Choir
Sharon J. Paul, conductor
Santa Clara Kyrka - Stockholm, Sweden

august 04, 2019

University of Oregon Chamber Choir
Sharon J. Paul, conductor
Nora Kyrka - Nora, Sweden

august 05, 2019

University of Oregon Chamber Choir
Sharon J. Paul, conductor
Sofiakyrkan - Jönköping, Sweden

august 10-10 2019

Grand Prix of Nations Competition
University of Oregon Chamber Choir
Sharon J. Paul, conductor
Göteborgs internationella körfestival 2019
Gothenburg, Sweden

october 25, 2019

University of Toledo Chamber Singers
Brad Pierson, conductor
Historic Church of St. Patrick - Toledo, OH

february 28, 2020

University of Toledo Chamber Singers
Brad Pierson, conductor
University of Toledo Center for the Performing Arts - Toledo, OH

april 04, 2020 (Cancelled due to coronavirus)

University of Toledo 2020 High School Honor Choir Concert
U Toledo Chamber Singers
Brad Pierson, conductor
University of Toledo - Doermann Theater - Toledo, OH

april 17, 2020 (Cancelled due to coronavirus)

Linn Benton Community College Chamber Choir
Raymund Ocampo, director; Dominick DiOrio, guest conductor
LBCC - Albany, OR

april 26, 2020 (Cancelled due to coronavirus)

Minnesota State Community and Technical College Chamber Chorale
Laura Quintance, conductor
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Legacy Hall - Fergus Falls, MN

april 17, 2021

Kingwood High School Madrigal Singers
Jason Watt, director
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart - Houston, TX

march 20, 2022

Waelrant Camerata? Sint-Margaritakerk, Tielen, Antwerp, Belgium

scores

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publisher: Walton Music / GIA

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dedication

For the University of Oregon Chamber Choir
Sharon J. Paul, conductor

program note

Passion and memory – these are intertwined. Our loves and our feelings are based out of experiences that we remember, which we keep hidden away or share as we see fit. Together, they bring meaning to our lives, helping us to craft our stories. 

Sara Teasdale remembers such a day of light, wonder, and catharsis. I paint her memory in my music, with all of her fervor and only a hint of her nostalgia (on the passage that describes “a crystal burning”). Otherwise, the music is joyful in its abandon and giving up of control.

I dedicate this work fondly to Sharon J. Paul and the singers of the University of Oregon Chamber Choir. It is theirs to first give voice.

-- Dominick DiOrio
May 2018

text

by Sara Teasdale

Oh day of fire and sun,
Pure as a naked flame,
Blue sea, blue sky and dun
Sands where he spoke my name;

Laughter and hearts so high
That the spirit flew off free,
Lifting into the sky
Diving into the sea;

Oh day of fire and sun
Like a crystal burning,
Slow days go one by one,
But you have no returning.

information

events

20

WAELRANT CAMERATA

Waelrant Camerata

Sint-Margaritakerk, Tielen, Antwerp, Belgium

4:00 pm

Waelrant Camerata performs my work, Day of Fire and Sun as part of their March 2022 spring concert.

24

BUCHEON CIVIC CHORALE CONCERT

Bucheon Civic Chorale - Kim Jae Eun

Bucheon Citizen's Hall - Bucheon, South Korea

7:00 pm

Conductor Kim Jae Eun and the Bucheon Civic Chorale give a performance of my a cappella work Day of Fire and Sun as part of the competition concert.


audio

Day of Fire and Sun

University of Oregon Chamber Choir

Sharon Paul, conductor


videos

Day of Fire and Sun

University of Toledo Chamber Singers, Brad Pierson


performances

december 01, 2018 (Premiere)

University of Oregon Chamber Choir
Sharon J. Paul, conductor
University of Oregon - Eugene, OR

july 29, 2019

University of Oregon Chamber Choir
Sharon J. Paul, conductor
University of Oregon - Eugene, OR

august 01, 2019

University of Oregon Chamber Choir
Sharon J. Paul, conductor
Edsbergkyrkan - Sollentuna, Sweden

august 02, 2019

University of Oregon Chamber Choir
Sharon J. Paul, conductor
Santa Clara Kyrka - Stockholm, Sweden

august 04, 2019

University of Oregon Chamber Choir
Sharon J. Paul, conductor
Nora Kyrka - Nora, Sweden

august 05, 2019

University of Oregon Chamber Choir
Sharon J. Paul, conductor
Sofiakyrkan - Jönköping, Sweden

august 10-10 2019

Grand Prix of Nations Competition
University of Oregon Chamber Choir
Sharon J. Paul, conductor
Göteborgs internationella körfestival 2019
Gothenburg, Sweden

october 25, 2019

University of Toledo Chamber Singers
Brad Pierson, conductor
Historic Church of St. Patrick - Toledo, OH

february 28, 2020

University of Toledo Chamber Singers
Brad Pierson, conductor
University of Toledo Center for the Performing Arts - Toledo, OH

april 04, 2020 (Cancelled due to coronavirus)

University of Toledo 2020 High School Honor Choir Concert
U Toledo Chamber Singers
Brad Pierson, conductor
University of Toledo - Doermann Theater - Toledo, OH

april 17, 2020 (Cancelled due to coronavirus)

Linn Benton Community College Chamber Choir
Raymund Ocampo, director; Dominick DiOrio, guest conductor
LBCC - Albany, OR

april 26, 2020 (Cancelled due to coronavirus)

Minnesota State Community and Technical College Chamber Chorale
Laura Quintance, conductor
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Legacy Hall - Fergus Falls, MN

april 17, 2021

Kingwood High School Madrigal Singers
Jason Watt, director
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart - Houston, TX

march 20, 2022

Waelrant Camerata? Sint-Margaritakerk, Tielen, Antwerp, Belgium


scores


dedication

For the University of Oregon Chamber Choir
Sharon J. Paul, conductor


published


program note

Passion and memory – these are intertwined. Our loves and our feelings are based out of experiences that we remember, which we keep hidden away or share as we see fit. Together, they bring meaning to our lives, helping us to craft our stories. 

Sara Teasdale remembers such a day of light, wonder, and catharsis. I paint her memory in my music, with all of her fervor and only a hint of her nostalgia (on the passage that describes “a crystal burning”). Otherwise, the music is joyful in its abandon and giving up of control.

I dedicate this work fondly to Sharon J. Paul and the singers of the University of Oregon Chamber Choir. It is theirs to first give voice.

-- Dominick DiOrio
May 2018


text

by Sara Teasdale

Oh day of fire and sun,
Pure as a naked flame,
Blue sea, blue sky and dun
Sands where he spoke my name;

Laughter and hearts so high
That the spirit flew off free,
Lifting into the sky
Diving into the sea;

Oh day of fire and sun
Like a crystal burning,
Slow days go one by one,
But you have no returning.


dominick smiling and looking out