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Westminster Choir College to premiere Spiel der Kräfte

Dr. Andrew Megill will conduct the premiere of Spiel der Kräfte with his superb student ensemble Kantorei at Westminster Choir College on Saturday, April 3rd at 3pm.

The piece is a setting of one of Rainer Maria Rilke’s Book of Hours, and was selected to fulfill the commission, which called for a work that was ‘not too dreamy or ethereal.’ It is surprisingly hard to find a Rilke poem that does not want to be set dreamily or ethereally, but I think this one works well. For choir SATB with piano and solo baritone.

It is a great honor to be commissioned by this phenomenal young choir and their director nonpareil. I sang for Andy for two years and feel lucky indeed to have had the chance to write for his group.

More specific details (venue, etc.) forthcoming.