Matt Van  Brink - composer, pianist, lyricist, educator

Among the Redwoods (2012)

Mixed chorus (SATB) a cappella | 5 mins
setting of a text by John Steinbeck
Available soon from Schnitzel Music

In this short text, a passage of prose from John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley, the author stands among the redwood groves of southern Oregon and northern California and meditates on the passage of time. The music's rhythmic pulse sets to music the trees that Steinbeck thought of as "ambassadors from another time."

Commissioned by and first performed by San Francisco Choral Artists

text from TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY Copyright © 1962 by John Steinbeck. Copyright © renewed 1989, 1990 by Elaine Steinbeck, Thom Steinbeck and John Steinbeck IV

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