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Tor House (a cappella 4-part choir)
World Premiere: May 10, 1992, D'Angelo Concert Choir, Mercyhurst University, Paul McPhail, conductor.
Tor House is set to a poem of Robinson Jeffers. Tor House was a stone dwelling Jeffers built on the California coast. His poem speaks of the erosion of man-made structures over time, and the fact that ultimately, the sea and the elements will be left long after humans and the names we assign to things, have disappeared. In the musical setting, the choir represents the "sea of humanity," and the passage of time and the elements.