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The Darkest Evening of the Year (Print)



For Solo Voice (Tenor, Baritone, or Bass) and Piano
Lyrics by Samuel Reese

Grade 4


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The Darkest Evening of the Year is an approximately six minute through-composed song originally for solo baritone (or bass) and piano, with original lyrics written by master poet and writer Samuel Reese. An acclaimed colleague and good friend asked me to rewrite the piece for solo tenor, which I eagerly agreed to – The Darkest Evening was my first ever piece for voice, and I had wanted an excuse to go back and rewrite the fledgling composition for almost a year. Hailed by Eric Whitacre as, “Really lovely!” this sonorous and intense solo is an adventure into the perils of the sea and its dark and inevitable conclusion.