Spring - Jamie W. Hall

Duration: 3'00"
Ensemble: SATB unaccompanied
Grading: Difficult
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I wake up now
Brain fires mind—one motif—
Green shadows grow,
The child unfurling as the leaf
I want to know

Jump in puddle
Water explodes intricate,
Riotous muddle:
Profuse and gay and delicate
Mummy cuddle

Daddy not help
See in small tender kind
The new world's wealth
Spread arms, toss head, roar down the wind
Do it own self

The second instalment of an ongoing collaboration with poet and fellow singer Reuben Thomas, Jamie W. Hall's Spring paints in sound the ever-growing, never-stopping child as he discovers the world around him. Full of energy and wonder, moving from bold to timid in the blink of an eye, this miniature for SATB choir attempts to capture the spirit of a vivid text which bursts with imagery of nature, growth and new life.

See also To Every Thing…, the full cycle which contains Spring.