of Panorama City, California
SATB choir, two flutes, organ and percussion
7' $2.50 #040021 AP-521
Adoration is dedicated to the composer's church choir at the Byfield Parish in Georgetown, Massachusetts and was written in 1977. The choral writing is rhythmically straightforward—mostly homophonic—but with many metric changes from 2/4 to 3/4 and back again.
There are also many instances of close harmonic writing to present modest challenges. Easy flute duets open and close the piece although there is one solo flute flourish that is more demanding. The percussion part is easy, calling for suspended cymbal, chimes, and bass drum.
Kelly Whitworth was born in Massachusetts in 1972. She received a B.A. in music in 1994 from Wheaton College in Illinois. She has since pursued study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston in film scoring, graduating with honors in 1996.
She is currently working on a documentary film entitled "Heart of the Matter," a biography of a heart transplant patient. She is a member of Women in Film and Video, American Composers Forum and the International Alliance of Women in Music. Additionally, she is continuing work in film music and holds an assistantship with composer JAC Redford in Los Angeles.
Arsis Press has published her Adoration for SATB choir, two flutes, organ and percussion.
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