voicing: SATB divisi | catalog number: MB1015-S2A2 | price: $2.75

accompaniment: unaccompanied

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “Daybreak” swept me off my feet when I first discovered it. What a joyful poem!

With my choral adaptation, my wish is to capture the energy of the wind as it comes “up out of the sea” and bursts with joy. Contrasting middle sections create a continuous journey as the wind blows through the town, breathing fresh life into the coming day.

I hope “Daybreak” will put smiles on the faces of your choir and audience alike.

Link to J.W. Pepper’s “Daybreak” Page

performance by SoLI (Singers of Long Island)

recorded by Matthew Curtis of

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