In the Lavender Stillness of Dawn (download)
An inspiring text is matched with elegant vocal lines and strings.
Voicing: SSA choir, violin, cello, piano
“In the Lavender Stillness of Dawn” is a perfect fit for high school and college age treble choirs. The singers will love the empowering text and the gorgeous ensemble of the piano trio. It has already become a favorite of honor choirs and has been performed in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, as well as in Canada, Hong Kong, and Brazil.
Drifting on the edge of a dream
Dancing on the tail of a song
Swimming in a sea of violet soft clouds
In the lavender stillness of dawn
The quiet of the night does fade
As the first of the morning birds wake
From the spark of day shines a ray of hope
For this day is mine to make.
– Meggan Tavel
This piece was commissioned by the Flower Mound High School Women’s Choir, under the direction of Dr. Mark Rohwer. The composer sent the choir a number of different poems for them to choose from, and they selected this one, a new poem by the composer’s cousin, Meggan Tavel.
– Jocelyn Hagen