Invitation to Love
'Invitation to Love', performed by Coro Volante under the direction of L. Brett Scott, captivates the listener with its a cappella beauty and the poetic depth of Paul Laurence Dunbar's lyrics.
- Amplified Magazine (Germany)
This work for SSA a cappella was composed during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020, specifically for The King’s Singers New Music Prize. Invitation to Love won First Prize in Category 3 of that competition. Category 3 is for children’s choir and the piece works equally well for women’s voices. It is included on my 2023 recording, remember (Neuma 183). Below is the world premiere given 28 February 2021 by Cathedra, directed by Michael McCarthy, at Washington National Cathedral.
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The text is by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) who was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Ohio to freed slaves from Kentucky, he became one of the first influential Black poets in American literature.
- SSA a cappella
- Date completed:
- Autumn, 2020
- Paul Laurence Dunbar
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