A Winter Night
Text by: Sara Teasdale
Music by: Mitchell Fund
Sara Teasdale’s already poignant text is made even more affecting in this a capella arrangement. For many, winter is a time for celebration of family and loved ones yet for so many others, especially our most vulnerable, it is the hardest time of the year.
At first glance, this may look like a typical woman’s chorus piece with a focus on first soprano with the other parts supporting it. However, with odd time signatures and interesting elements for the second sopranos and altos, there’s a lot of complexity for everyone involved.
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My window-pane is starred with frost,
The world is bitter cold to-night,
The moon is cruel, and the wind
Is like a two-edged sword to smite.
God pity all the homeless ones,
The beggars pacing to and fro.
God pity all the poor to-night
Who walk the lamp-lit streets of snow.
My room is like a bit of June,
Warm and close-curtained fold on fold,
But somewhere, like a homeless child,
My heart is crying in the cold.