Breakable – SA choir and piano

Breakable for SA Choir and piano

Duration: 5 minutes (approximately)

Great for High School Women’s Choirs, Community Choirs, College Choirs


Breakable for SA choir and piano.

This work was part of a commissioning consortium sponsored by Graphite Publishing.  When looking for a text, I wanted to find something that would speak to young women, something that they could relate to, as well as finding a living female poet’s work.  I came across poet Annabelle Moseley and asked her to share some of her favorite poems with me that might fit into this theme.  Breakable became the perfect poem for this project.  I love the imagery of the sand dollar, carrying its memory of its journeys and life.  Through all of its journeys it remains strong and beautiful.  I though the women could relate to this in that we can remain strong throughout whatever comes our way.

Here’s an excerpt from the poem Breakable by Annabelle Mosely:

the sand dollar I have found,
are marked with little holes in your nature, powdered and breakable….

Below is a recording by the Flower Mound women’s choir under the direction of Lindsay Swartwood, performed on March 21st  in Flower Mound, Texas.