Till MacIvor Meyn

Composer ∞ Musician

MORE THAN LOVE

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MORE THAN LOVE

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More Than Love: SATB chorus, a cappella. Price is for the license to reproduce 10 music scores from 1 PDF score.

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When preparing to compose a new choral work, I began searching for poetry that would speak to my heart in a personal way. I asked my friend, the wonderful choral director Ken Davis, if he had any ideas, and he told me that I had to check out the ancient poetry of Rumi, as translated by Coleman Barks. I immediately started reading through as much Rumi poetry as I could, and found many of the writings to connect with me emotionally. Mr. Barks graciously gave me permission to set his translations, and I selected ‘In the Arc of Your Mallet’ as my text. The words conjured musical elements—melodies, textures, harmonies—so easily, that writing the piece was pure joy, and was quick work. As soon as I found this particular poem, I knew that I would dedicate the composition to my wife Laura; if you read the text you’ll know why.