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Her Perfect Peace

SSA and piano / 5.5 minutes

A setting of a text by Christina Rossetti called “Dreamland.” It describes an enigmatic female entity as she journeys through mysterious realms of death. The setting uses an undulating piano figure which imitates a slow, plodding journey. Treble soloists and choir sing haunting chords which eventually build to a shocking climax.

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Poem by Christina Rossetti.
Recording: CMU Women's Chorus; Alan Gumm, conductor

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