A Vision of Rest for SATB Choir

By Anthony Bannach

$20.00, for Church Choir

This piece has not had a performance yet!  Your choir could have the exciting  opportunity to debut this composition!

Here is a realistic virtual instrument file of what the piece sounds like:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpdfqTnAX4c

A Vision of Rest is a choral piece with text set from the poem by Alexander Posey. The piece balances a choral style refrain with large amounts of independent lines and melismatic writing, and the sounds or the composition are inspired by choral pieces by composers such as Pavel Chesnikov, John Tavener, and Arvo Pärt. The lyrics heard in the song were slightly modified to fit to the music. The original text is as follows:

Some day this quest Shall cease; Some day, For aye, This heart shall rest In peace. Sometimes—ofttimes—I almost feel The calm upon my senses steal, So soft, and all but hear The dead leaves rustle near And sign to be At rest with me. Though I behold The ashen branches tossing to and fro, Somehow I only vaguely know The wind is rude and cold.

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