Water

J.D. Frizzell Choral, Mixed Voices 0 Comments

Movement 2 of “A Child’s Voice” featuring text from American child poet Hilda Conkling. The world turns softly not to spill its lakes and rivers. The water is held in its arms and the sky is held in the water. What is water, that pours silver, and can hold the sky? Premiered by The Chamber Singers, The University of Southern …

Soon Ah Will Be Done

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Originally written for my Chamber Choir at Briarcrest Christian High School, “Soon Ah Will Be Done” became my first published choral work thanks to Dr. John Flanery, now the Director of Choral Activities at New Mexico State University.  Like anyone else who arranges a spiritual today, I found it impossible not to feel the influence of Moses Hogan as I …

The White Cloud

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The White Cloud is the first of three movements of a set entitled “A Child’s Voice”. The poetry of this set was written by American child poet Hilda Conkling, who wrote all of her poetry before the age of 12.  Uniquely innocent yet well-crafted, her words lent themselves powerfully and easily to music. Commissioned and Premiered by The Southern Chorale, …

About My Dreams

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I wrote About My Dreams for my cousin Hope, who has hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which means she was born without two chambers of her heart.  As if it wasn’t enough that she had multiple open heart surgeries, she also survived a serious stroke.  She is a true walking miracle.  The text for this piece is from American child poet …