Choral Compositions by Ken Galbreath
SATB, piano or full concert band
"Captive Dove was commissioned by the Flint Kearsley High School Choir and Band, Richard Bushey and Mark Van Hoose, directors, and premiered at the school's 2002 Collage Concert. The stirring text by Jane Mayes explores the nature of true peace and freedom. It is the third poem of hers that I have had the pleasure of setting to music. I recommend doing the piece with a large choir and the full band accompaniment, if possible, but it will also work with a smaller ensemble and piano. The poem and this composition were written shortly after the fateful events of September 11, 2001. Though primarily a secular text, it would be appropriate for use in most churches. For college, high school, community and church choirs."