There Will Come Soft Rains (2008)
Instrumentation: Unaccompanied Voice
Text by: Sara Teasdale
Availability: Downloadable PDF
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There Will Come Soft Rains is a setting of the Sara Teasdale poem of the same name. The poem presents an eerily tranquil vision of a post-apocalyptic world where nature regains control. The free rhythms of the piece are designed to evoke a slightly unbalanced speech-like feel, while the slippery chromaticism underscores the unsettling mood of the text.