Whether the Weather

Poet/Lyricist: 

Anonymous British Rhyme

Commissioned by: 

Amuse Singers, Colin Britt, director

Premiere: 

February 27 and March 4, 2018

Level: 

Moderate
Item Voicing Media Price
HSP-119-05 SSAA, a cappella $2.25

Text:

Whether the weather be fine
Or whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot,
We'll weather the weather
Whatever the weather,

Program Notes: 

Available March 2018 When asked by Amuse Singers in June of 2017 to write something fun, playful and upbeat about the weather, I will admit I was a bit apprehensive at first. It felt like what we needed was not more fun, but more skills in mediation and communication. And yet, Amuse was right, we do need a bit of levity. And so it came to me at about 2AM — whether, weather, and .... weather (I do love homonyms.) A little searching on Google and ... yes, a poem about the weather and a mediation tactic all wrapped up in a lovely little British rhyme, reminding us that it is possible to weather the weather and each other. And so, ‘Whether the Weather’, a fun, upbeat piece with a bit of choreography, a Latin beat, and even a little barbershop, was born. Feel free to sit back, enjoy the ride, and after the concert, be sure to shake hands with your neighbor.

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