I wake and feel the fell of dark [SATB 2004]
David Maslanka

I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day

for SATB Chorus
7 min.   •   
1978 rev. 2004

The poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins (English, 19th century) is often a dense and pressure-filled cry of the soul:

I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day.
What hours, O what black hours we have spent this night!

This choral rendering is a very passionate journey through the emotional landscape of a dark night. Rhythms are very flexible, following the contours of Hopkins’ impassioned speech.


Find program notes and more information at davidmaslanka.com.