The original version of Bryce Dessner
's To The Sea
was premiered on 2nd November 2011 during the 'Monstrance' installation, in collaboration with Matthew Ritchie, at L & M Arts Los Angeles. The version for strings was commissioned by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and first performed on 19th May 2012. This is the Vocal Score, arranged for SSAA Chorus.
Composer Bryce Dessner
is perhaps best known as the guitarist from the band The National, but he is also an acclaimed composer in his own right.