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Shadow River

Discussion Guide

You are invited to download complimentary discussion guides that include biographical information about the poet, my compositional inspiration, and reflective questions to take your singers beyond the notes and rhythms. 


I hope these resources will add meaningful dialogue in your rehearsals!

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This energetic piece for treble voices sweeps listeners into the rapids of E. Pauline Johnson's poem entitled Shadow River. Bold vocal entrances cascade into bright harmonies as the piano creates an undercurrent of lively folk rhythms. As the river slows, the music floats into an elegant, reflective section, portraying the "shadows and the dreaming." Shadow River will display your treble choir's vocal and emotional range while taking audiences on a beautiful journey!

Shadow River Hagenberg
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