Opus 939

There Will Be Stars (2011)

for SATB Chorus, Percussion Quartet, Piano

Text by Sara Teasdale

  • Journey Song
  • There Will Be Stars
  • The Falling Star
  • To Arcturus Returning

Lexington High School Combined Choruses and Percussion Ensemble; Jason Iannuzzi, conductor

Duration: 9.5 min.

Dedication: for Lexington High School, Jason Iannuzzi, Director of Choruses

Commission: Commissioned by Lexington High School

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There Will Be Stars (2011) is a setting of four poems by the American poet Sara Teasdale (1884–1933). Stars seem to have been among Teasdale’s favorite images, as they can be found in a remarkably large number of her poems.

Journey Song is music of awakening and travel. There Will Be Stars is a lush and lyrical treatment of this comforting and tender poem. The Falling Star is dance-like, exploring the capricious and fleeting nature of the falling star. To Arcturus Returning is vigorous, filled with enthusiasm and zest for the return of spring.