|Fragments of Time and Place|
for chamber choir (SSATBB) a capella
text by T.E. Hulme (1,2, & 3) and James Scott Balentine (4)
Commissioned by the San Antonio Chamber Choir
Recorded by The San Antonio Chamber Choir, Rick Bjella, director.
Duration: 9 minutes
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Fragments of Time & Place was commissioned by the San Antonio Chamber Choir, Rick Bjella, conductor, for the San Antonio Tricentennial celebration in 2018. The premiere took place at Mission San Jose in San Antonio, Texas, on April 14, 2018. The texts by English poet T. E. Hulme (1883-1917), are short poems and fragments of unfinished thoughts and ideas that have to do with images and unusual perspectives of time and place. The last poem by the composer, is inspired in part by translations of songs of the Coahuiltecan culture, native to Texas before San Antonio was founded in 1718.
- James Scott Balentine