I”m working on my language for this piece and it’s a little too atonal. Or put differently it’s not melodic enough, and with this text that doesn’t compute very well to my ear, and I’ve got to trust my sense of taste when I write. What I’m playing with now is putting the fourths in the piano but having the choir sing a tune, at least to start.
A unison Tune that I will then break into parts from time to time maybe. This makes things feel much easier to do – much easier to have direction. At least that’s what I’m saying today. I might take it all back in two hours.