Footsteps of Angels (Choir and Orchestra Version)

Musical setting of excerpts from the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem “Footsteps of Angels” by Mary Bichner; arranged for SATB chorus, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and string orchestra. Originally commissioned by the Friends of Mount Auburn as part of Mary’s two-year composer residency at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

(An arrangement of this piece for SATB chorus or soloists can be found HERE.)

The key of Eb (jewel-toned blue, vibrant green, vibrant orange) was selected to invoke a serene evening in autumn, with green grass and orange leaves nestled beneath a clear evening sky.

VOCAL RANGE: D4-D5 [Soprano], Ab3-Ab4 [Alto], Eb3-F4 [Tenor], Eb2(or F2 if too low)-G3 [Bass]

( Album cover art by: Bree Harvey of Mount Auburn Cemetery )