To Sleep by Thea Musgrave for unaccompanied SATB choir. This 5 minute piece sets text by John Keats.
This work, originally entitled ‘Midnight’, was written in 1992 for Laura Lane and the Nova Singers for the American Choral Directors National Convention in San Antonio, Texas, March 4th 1993. It has now been completely revised and is retitled ‘To Sleep’.
"It is notably contrapuntal in texture with homophonic textures employed only for occasional emphasis, demonstrating her assured and sensative word-setting and subtle handling of harmonic nuance".
Choir & Organ, December 2017