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The Colors of Creation for Mixed Chorus, a cappella

THE COLORS OF CREATION was commissioned by the Ithaca College School of Music and premiered on November 15, 2003 by the Ithaca College Choir, conducted by Lawrence Doebler.

The text is my adaptation of a poetic essay by Romaine Samworth, an extraordinary sculptor who lost her vision over 60 years before writing these words. Romaine's remarkable sculptures use color vividly, reflecting her visual memory, inspiration, and spirited imagination. THE COLORS OF CREATION is a paraphrase of Genesis highlighting how and why colors were created; the music uses many contrasting and unusual choral textures to amplify the coloristic text. 

last updated  February 20, 2020