An Awful Tempest
"An Awful Tempest" will cast its spell over your choir, turning your singers into a coven of plotting witches. This exciting setting of the Emily Dickinson text will thrill and delight singers and audiences alike. Complete with cackles, screeches and sound effects, the musical cauldron is stirred and heated until it bubbles over with excitement!
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- Voicing: SA
- Instrumentation: piano accompaniment
- Text Author: Emily Dickinson
- Duration: 2:40 minutes
- Publisher: Mysterium Music
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
An awful Tempest mashed the air
The clouds were gaunt, and few
A Black — as of a Spectre's Cloak
Hid Heaven and Earth from view.
The creatures chuckled on the Roofs
And whistled in the air
And shook their fists
And gnashed their teeth
And swung their frenzied hair.
The morning lit — the Birds arose
The Monster's faded eyes
Turned slowly to his native coast
And peace — was Paradise!