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Year of Composition: 2018

Duration: 4'30''

Voicing/Instrumentation: SATB div. unaccompanied

Available Versions: SATB

About the piece: Fruit-Gathering is a planned set of works for mixed choir a capella, dedicated to Ryan Heller and based on poems by the book of the same name by the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore.
The work started as a challenge to test my own ability to make music with movement. Although I love stasis, I found it refreshing to try a new side, a more playful and daring side that I didn’t know I had.
The poems, being so visual, made me think of small particles moving around, like atoms moving and making bodies change of state.
This kind of joyful spark reminded me of Ryan, who I have not met in person but sure is able to brighten my days up.
He’s taught me that even the darkest day has a light when you give it a chance.

Language: English


I feel that all the stars shine in me.
The world breaks into my life like a flood.
The flowers blossom in my body.
All the youthfulness of land and water smokes
like an incense in my heart,
and the breath of all things plays on my thoughts as on a flute.

Author: Rabindranath Tagore

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