PIED BEAUTY

Composer: 

Year Authored (or revised): 

1966

Duration (min): 

3:

Text Source/Author: 

Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins (PD)

First Performance: 

1967 - High School Choir - Joliet, Illinois

An SATB Acappella choir piece of moderate difficulty, employing a non-secular poem with some religious references. Written with youth choirs in mind, the piece builds to a rather large climax at the end.

Written under a MENC Composers Grant.

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