Today’s Composer Prompt (Ancient Voices)

Composer a short selection for mixed choir without accompaniment.

Homorhythmic texture.

Use a wedge form in terms of dynamics (start very softly, gradually get louder).

Avoid creating a sense of pitch center. You may only use major triads (extendable to the 7th). Exploit inversions to achieve satisfying voice leading and tonal color.

Be very liberal with meter changes–obscure a sense of rhythmic regularity.

For the text, select either a Psalm or an ancient Greek epitaph.


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