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Winter Storm




Digital Score



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Voicing - Two-Part Chorus and piano

Level - Easy-Intermediate

Language - English

Duration - 3:00

Category - Secular, Winter, Snow, Storms, Night


Winter Storm is an accessible piece for treble choir commissioned and premiered by the Elk Neck Elementary School for their 2013 December Concert. This setting of Emily Bronte's poem, "The Night Is Darkening Round Me", provides a great contrasting piece to your Winter program or conert. The largely minor setting of this secular text provides a mysterious and atmospheric flavor. Elementary or middle school kids will also enjoy improvising and creating the sounds of the storm at certain points in the piece. The melodic phrases of the voices soar easily over a flowing piano accompaniment. Orff instrumental improvisation is also a possibility and is a good tool for teaching the different modal passages students will encounter in the song. 




By Emily Bronte


The night is dark'ning round me

The wild winds coldly blow

But tyrant spell has bound me

And I cannot go


The giant trees are bending

Their bare boughs weighed with snow,

The storm is fast descending

And yet, I cannot go


Clouds beyond clouds above me

Wastes beyond wastes below

But nothing drear can move me

I will not, cannot go.







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