Matt Van  Brink, composer, pianist, accordionist

Be Music, Night (2010)

SATB Chorus a cappella | 4 mins.
setting of "Be Music, Night" by Kenneth Patchen. Used by permission of New Directions Publishing.
Commissioned by C4: The Choral Composer / Conductor Collective.


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PROGRAM NOTE
Certain prayers read like beautiful poems as much as paeans to God. In his love poems, Kenneth Patchen (1911-1972) invokes God through a surprising variety of images. Patchen did not seem to be a religious man, yet his work is sprinkled with this Godly imagery. And it is putty for his lyrical expressions of love.

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