This item is the full score only. The parts and chorus part are available for sale as other items.
In the Midst of Wild Being (2007) for SATB chorus, horn, and harp was commissioned by the King´s
Chapel Concert Series, Heinrich Christensen, director, with the support of Choral Arts New
England. The work was written in memory of American composer Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006),
longtime director of music at King´s Chapel.
The texts, written by American poet Elizabeth Kirschner, are directly inspired by the landscape of
New England&mdash,though the sentiments reflected by the poems can apply to many places.
Throughout, the focus is on the chorus, whose music is colored by the horn and harp.
The Garden begins with an extended, unfolding introduction for horn and harp, the pace is that of a
slow, steady walk. Though the pace remains, the music raises itself to rich climaxes in celebration of
the verdant landscape. The Sea is a light and airy dance featuring a bouncy melodic theme that
returns a number of times. The Forest is rich and expressive, reflecting true oneness with the