Here’s a sneak preview of what we’ll be performing in our December concert, Come Travel With Me: I am excited to feature Eatnemen Vuelie (Song of the Earth) as part of this program.
This creative, driving arrangement by Norwegian composer Frode Fjellheim, arranged by Emily Crocker, provides an energetic, rhythmic setting to the famous Silesian folk hymn tune. The arrangement centers on a repeated “Yoik” in the bass part, a syllabic pattern that establishes the groove and energy. The upper parts are layered in, creating a beautiful chorale over the rhythmic bass line, before the introduction winds down and our main tune is established.
We will be performing this one with percussion!
Stay tuned for one more update before the start of the season on September 12. I am looking forward to the upcoming season!
–Krishan Power, Artistic Director