|Composer David Ashley White
Price $5.00 (U.S.) Released 6/98
Difficulty Moderately easy
Catalog no. 160-680
A lyric piece which opens with a solo flute, builds to a fortissimo climax at its midpoint, and fades to pp at its close. Well-wrought and memorable, this makes an ideal service prelude.
"This delightful short work in ternary form, opens with a lyrical melody presented against a chordal backdrop. Following a brief development building in intensity and sound, the opening melody returns for a quiet finish. This piece would be a marvelous addition to your wedding music repertory as well as your basic library for liturgy. Easy to learn and adaptable to most any instrument with a serviceable Swell division. Highly recommended." --Cross Accent, Spring 2000
"White's splendid lyrical evocation opens with a solo on a flute stop, builds to a fortissimo climax at its midpoint, and fades away at the close. Well-wrought and memorable, this piece would make an ideal service prelude." -Pastoral Music, October-November 1999
"Another item from Selah is a lovely 'Aria' by David Ashley White. Only two pages, it starts quietly, has a buildup and then closes softly. I particularly liked the harmonic excursions which broke up the mostly diatonic style of the piece." -Sacred Music News & Review, October 1998