Sarah Quartel's Snow Angel for SATB, solo Cello, Djembe and Piano.
Already a firm favourite with choirs across the world, Snow Angel is an evocative five-movement choral work that explores themes of love, rebirth, and beauty through the eyes of children and the heavenly army of angels that watch over them, yearning to make a difference to their lives. The work may be performed with narration, in which three angels present their perspectives on their earthly charges.
Sarah Quartel weaves a haunting and poignant Cello line throughout the work, and a vibrant part for Djembe in movement four, 'Sweet child', carries the listener from the ethereal and mystical realm the work predominantly inhabits into an emphatic anthem with a distinctly African feel. The musical language is emotive and pictorial, allowing performers to play an active role in the storytelling.
Snow Angel is also available in a version for SSAA.