dominickdiorio
conductor composer
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Life Has Loveliness to Sell

Choral Music

chorus with piano

work detail

instrumentation: SA and piano

completion date: october 2012

duration: 4 minutes

texts: "Barter" by Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)

events

14

SIMPLE GIFTS

Sweetest in the Gale (Oratorio Chorale) - Maria Belva, conductor

The Episcopal Church of St. Mary - Falmouth, Maine

3:00 pm

Under the direction of Maria Belva, Sweetest in the Gale will pay homage to the simple joys that helped us through the pandemic. Repertoire includes Listen, by Dale Trumbore; Tis the Gift to Be Simple, arranged by Alice Parker; As You Sing, by Sarah Quartel; and a captivating setting of the Sara Teasdale poem, Life Has Loveliness to Sell, by Dominick DiOrio. Learn more and purchase tickets.

15

SIMPLE GIFTS

Sweetest in the Gale (Oratorio Chorale) - Maria Belva, conductor

Brunswick, Maine

3:00 pm

Under the direction of Maria Belva, Sweetest in the Gale will pay homage to the simple joys that helped us through the pandemic. Repertoire includes Listen, by Dale Trumbore; Tis the Gift to Be Simple, arranged by Alice Parker; As You Sing, by Sarah Quartel; and a captivating setting of the Sara Teasdale poem, Life Has Loveliness to Sell, by Dominick DiOrio. Learn more and purchase tickets.

videos

Life Has Loveliness to Sell

performances

april 21, 2013

(premiere)
Fort Wayne Children's Choir
Jonathan Busarow, artistic director
Rhinehart Music Center - IPFW Campus - Fort Wayne, IN

march 17, 2018

Oberlin Choristers Honor Choir
Gregory Ristow, conductor
Finney Chapel - Oberlin College - Oberlin, OH

october 24, 2018

South Shore Children's Choir
Gabrielle Gaudreault, conductor
Schulich School of Music - McGill University - Pollack Hall - Montreal, Canada

march 25, 2019

National Children's Festival Chorus
Henry Leck, conductor
Carnegie Hall - New York, NY

april 14, 2019 (premiere of Massey orchestration)

Edmonton Youth Orchestra and Shumayela Choir
Michael Massey, conductor
Winspear Centre - Edmonton, Canada

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publisher: Hal Leonard

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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.

information

events

14

SIMPLE GIFTS

Sweetest in the Gale (Oratorio Chorale) - Maria Belva, conductor

The Episcopal Church of St. Mary - Falmouth, Maine

3:00 pm

Under the direction of Maria Belva, Sweetest in the Gale will pay homage to the simple joys that helped us through the pandemic. Repertoire includes Listen, by Dale Trumbore; Tis the Gift to Be Simple, arranged by Alice Parker; As You Sing, by Sarah Quartel; and a captivating setting of the Sara Teasdale poem, Life Has Loveliness to Sell, by Dominick DiOrio. Learn more and purchase tickets.

15

SIMPLE GIFTS

Sweetest in the Gale (Oratorio Chorale) - Maria Belva, conductor

Brunswick, Maine

3:00 pm

Under the direction of Maria Belva, Sweetest in the Gale will pay homage to the simple joys that helped us through the pandemic. Repertoire includes Listen, by Dale Trumbore; Tis the Gift to Be Simple, arranged by Alice Parker; As You Sing, by Sarah Quartel; and a captivating setting of the Sara Teasdale poem, Life Has Loveliness to Sell, by Dominick DiOrio. Learn more and purchase tickets.


videos

Life Has Loveliness to Sell


performances

april 21, 2013

(premiere)
Fort Wayne Children's Choir
Jonathan Busarow, artistic director
Rhinehart Music Center - IPFW Campus - Fort Wayne, IN

march 17, 2018

Oberlin Choristers Honor Choir
Gregory Ristow, conductor
Finney Chapel - Oberlin College - Oberlin, OH

october 24, 2018

South Shore Children's Choir
Gabrielle Gaudreault, conductor
Schulich School of Music - McGill University - Pollack Hall - Montreal, Canada

march 25, 2019

National Children's Festival Chorus
Henry Leck, conductor
Carnegie Hall - New York, NY

april 14, 2019 (premiere of Massey orchestration)

Edmonton Youth Orchestra and Shumayela Choir
Michael Massey, conductor
Winspear Centre - Edmonton, Canada


commission

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


published


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.


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