School Diary (Blue) (2001)
SATB chorus, flute, piano, bass, drums
Text: Leanna Kirchoff with additional lyrics by Angela Shelf Medearis and Michael Dayton

Duration: 11 minutes

Commissioned by Susan Howe and Belmont Parents of Music Students
Written for Belmont High School Select Choir

Premiere: Belmont High School Select Choir, May 5, 2001, Belmont, MA

Program notes:
School Diary (Blue) is almost a mini-musical. The text was developed through surveying preferences of the choir, i.e., favorite styles of music, favorite colors, favorite pitch, favorite sayings etc. The results were fused together into a storyline that chronicles teenage life.

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