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When the Earth Stands Still

By Don Macdonald

SATB choir unaccompanied - Early Intermediate
Composed by Don Macdonald. Collegiate. Secular, 21st century. Octavo. Duration 3 minutes, 20 seconds. Galaxy Music Corporation #1.3430. Published by Galaxy Music Corporation (EC.1.3430).

Item Number: EC.1.3430

ISBN 600313134302. English.

I wrote this for my wife Allison Girvan's small but advanced youth choir, Laline, the smallest of 3 ensembles that she directs. I decided to compose a song much as a contemporary songwriter would, with my own lyrics and a form based around repeating verse and chorus. This is probably one of the easiest pieces of mine to learn yet one of the hardest to perform since the long phrases require a great deal of attention to dynamics, breathing, and consistency of tone. -Don Macdonald
Duration: 3:20.

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  • 4

    Tring, U.K.
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  • February 10, 2020 When the Earth stands still

    A gentle but emotionally rich piece, the music subtlely matching the changing metre of the words. The altos in my choir found their part a little uninspiring, but the overall effect of the piece is very pleasing.

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