Fall, Leaves, Fall (SSATTB divisi, with piano accompaniment)

Evocative Choral Setting of Emily Brontë’s “Fall, Leaves, Fall” Perfect for Fall Concerts

Fall, leaves, fall; die flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night’s decay
Ushers in a drearier day.

–Emily Brontë

Scored for SSATTB choir with piano accompaniment, Fall, Leaves, Fall by Charles Griffin brings Emily Brontë’s autumnal poem to life through lush, intertwining vocal lines and vivid imagery. This expert choral setting perfectly captures the scene of leaves falling from trees through suspensions and gentle chromaticism that musically depicts leaves fluttering downward. Brief moments of uplifting vocal lines evoke the poem’s imagery of leaves caught in an autumn breeze.

Premiered by the renowned San Francisco Choral Artists under Magen Solomon, this stirring work is ideal for advanced high school, college, and community choirs. The gorgeous choral writing showcases your ensemble’s tone and technique through Griffin’s colorful, expressive harmonic language.

Audiences will love the evocative setting of Brontë’s text exploring autumn’s transient beauty. Program your fall concert with this gorgeous, moving choral work that is perfect for the season. Fall, Leaves, Fall is available from Coriolis Press, and your audiences will love Griffin’s artistic setting of a classic autumnal poem. 

To peruse the score, listen to a sample, and consider purchasing copies for your choir, please visit Sheet Music Direct

First page of the score for Fall, Leaves, Fall.

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