Choral Compositions by Ken Galbreath
"The text and music for this piece were commissioned for the 10th anniversary of the New Century Chorale of Grand Blanc, Michigan, W. Gene Coburn, founder and director. Spirit of Song, my sixth Jane Mayes choral setting, celebrates the joy and unifying effect of singing together. The opening sound is a distant oboe solo, imitating a "clarion call at sunrise." Following a brief, close harmony a cappella section in the middle of the piece, the music slowly expands to a majestic, explosive proclamation to the listener: "Awaken to the music announcing the sunrise in you!" This is one of my most challenging works.
For college, advanced-level high school
and community choirs."