Sara Kirkland Snider ~ Composer of Music

Choral/Vocal Ensemble

You Must Feel with Certainty

(2018) 7′

for SATB Chorus and percussion (1)

Text by Hilma af Klint, translated by Christine Burgin.

Commissioned by: Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum for Vox Vocal Ensemble World Premiere: Vox Ensemble, Guggenheim Museum, NY, NY, December 16-17, 2018

Program Note:

You Must Feel more

Mass for the Endangered

Mass for the Endangered is streamable at 13:20 here.

(2018) Duration: 38′

for fl, ob, clar (B-flat), bsn—perc (1)—harp—pno—SATB chorus—vlns (2), vla, vc, cb.

Text by Nathaniel Bellows and the traditional Latin.

Commissioned by: Trinity Wall Street World Premiere: The Choir of Trinity Wall Street more

Scenes from Unremembered (5 songs)

(2011, rev. 2016)  Duration: ca. 20′ (five songs, can be performed separately.)

for SSAATTBB (Choir) and piano.  Text by Nathaniel Bellows.

Commissioned by: Roomful of Teeth. World Premiere (early version): August 26, 2011 by Roomful of Teeth at Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA. World Premiere more


(2015) Duration 18′

for SSA Chorus and string quartet. Text by Nathaniel Bellows.

Commissioned by: Vision Into Art and the Young People’s Chorus of New York, for BAM Next Wave Festival 2015

World Premiere: November 4-7, 2015 by Young People’s Chorus of New more

Psalm of the Soil

(2013) Duration: 7:30

for Male Vocal Nonet: Five Tenors, Two Baritones, and Two Basses

Commissioned by: Cantus World Premiere: Cowles Center, Minneapolis, MN, October 17, 2013.


“”Psalm of the Soil,” by Sarah Kirkland Snider, was commissioned especially for this concert. Rooted in folk music more


(2011)  Duration 7′

for SSAA Chorus.  Text by Nathaniel Bellows.

Commissioned by: Brooklyn Youth Chorus. World Premiere: March 24, 2012 by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus at the Brooklyn Philharmonic “Brooklyn Village” concert at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY.


“…winsome melodies and sophisticated harmonies…”

–Steve Smith, The New more

Stanzas in Meditation

Vocal work for two sopranos and harp.  Words by Gertrude Stein.

World Premiere: November 18, 2004, by Jennifer Black, soprano; Rebecca Ringle, soprano; and Grace Cloutier, harp, at New Music New Haven, Sprague Hall, Yale School of Music, New Haven, CT.

Recording by: Synergy more

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