choral arranging is so much fun when you're not constrained by conventional arranging techniques.
NO FUCK YOU! I WANT TO USE PARALLEL 5THS!
we're told to think outside of our square, so i've picked a poem and i'm setting it to music for 4 part choir.
i dont know if this will be considered innapropriate because it's my own composition as opposed to re-arranging someone elses pre-conceived notions. but fuck it. arent' i arranging the melody i'm hearing in my head? is that not valid? i will finish it anyway, just for myself.
I Am Not Yours - Sara Teasdale
I am not yours, not lost in you,
Not lost, although i long to be
Lost as a candle lit at noon,
Lost as a snowflake on the sea
You love me, and i find you still
A spirit beautiful and bright,
Yet I am I, who long to be
lost as a light is lost in light
Oh plunge me deep in love - put out
My senses, leave me deaf and blind
Swept by the tempest of your love
a taper in a rushing wind
although i'm in two minds of what the author is actually saying... my first impression is that she is lamenting that the other persons passion does not match hers, and wishing to be completely taken over by them... or it could be her pasion does not match the other persons? see the second verse.