work details

Say On, Sayers!

  • Instrumentation: SATB and piano
  • Completed: 2006
  • Duration: 3 1/2 minutes
  • Texts: Walt Whitman’s "Carol of Words"
  • Published:

    Lorenz Corporation (click to purchase)

  • Program Note:

    Winner of the Manchester Choral Society’s 2007 American Masterpieces Choral Composition Contest, this piece sets the final stanza of Walt Whitman’s "Carol of Words." The musical setting complements the powerful and strong determination of the prose and is appropriate for all advanced levels of ensembles.

  • Performances:
    • April 1, 2006 (premiere)
      DiOrio Senior Composition Recital
      Ithaca College Recital Choir
      Ithaca College - Ford Hall - Ithaca, NY
    • May 19, 2007
      Manchester Choral Society
      Dan Perkins, conductor
      South Church - Portsmouth, NH
    • May 20, 2007
      Manchester Choral Society
      Dan Perkins, conductor
      Grace Church - Manchester, NH
    • October 22, 2010
      Lone Star College-Montgomery Concert Choir and Chamber Singers
      Dominick DiOrio, conductor
      Lone Star College-Montgomery - Conroe, TX