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4 February 2019

Press release by Schott Music

That Summer: A Fantasia on Family

 

Andrea Clearfield

 

• commissioned by the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus

• for two tenor voices, and two bass voices

• for advanced choirs

 

Commissioned by the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus, this pieces explores the notion of family in an LGBT context.

 

The text is taken from live interviews, and explores the creation of families that have not previously been accepted legally or by society more broadly. It takes as its thesis the idea that love is the only thing that can establish a family and that love is what binds us all.

 

The piece is for two tenor voices, two bass voices, piano and percussion. It is suitable for advanced singers/players and lasts approximately 16 minutes.