City of the Heart

City of the Heart

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composer: Rick Bartlett

Text: Dr. Robert J. Smithdas

Duration: 4:00

SATB, piano

The text by Dr. Smithdas, deaf/blind since age 4, is wonderful in bringing small dreams to life through a decision of the heart. A text almost any age can relate to. Tempo, meter changes and modulations create warmth and colour in lush harmonies and a simple melody. The accompaniment is moderately easy and compliments the voicing well. Vocal ranges are very accessible for middle school and high school choirs. Having the text signed during the concert will add to the experience of the work. Although in 3/4, the meter is illusional, with a 6/8 undercurrent. This work received second place in the 26th annual Ithaca College School of Music Choral Composition Competition, 2005.