Commission spotlight

The Aim Was Song

(text by Edna St. Vincent Millay, Robert Frost, Christina Rossetti, and Alfred Lord Tennyson)

Nicholas White

For 3 sopranos, 2 mezzo sopranos, tenor, baritone, treble choir, french horn, and piano; duration: 12:00
Premiered on “Old City – New Song – Philadelphia Composers”
April 12 and 13, 2008; at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill and The First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia
Performers: Jennifer Aylmer, soprano, Randi Marrazzo, soprano, Sally Wolf, soprano, Megan Dey-Toth, mezzo soprano, Suzanne DuPlantis, mezzo soprano, Timothy Bentch, tenor, Markus Beam, baritone, The Pennsylvania Girlchoir, Mark Anderson, Conductor, Patricia Giangiulio, French Horn, and Laura Ward, piano
Commissioned by Lyric Fest, Sponsored by Christina Stasiuk and George Farion
1. God’s World (Edna St. Vincent Millay) 2. The Aim Was Song (Robert Frost) 3. The Skylark (Christina Rossetti) 4. The Throstle (Alfred Lord Tennyson)