'Fire and Ice' is inspired by the will to create a modernistic choral piece. Basically I only wanted to experiment a little with writing for SATB chorus, hence I googled for a poem and found one I liked. It's by R.Frost. The theme/idea is very closely connected to the ending of the world.. will the world end in fire.. or ice? Or does it matter at all?
So here it is. I'm going to share both and mp3 format sound file which doesn't have a live choir singing, but I set the parts for string instruments for best 'timbre' and chord unity, so you could have a slight idea of how it would sound. Also included is a sheet in .pdf, with everything that's related to the piece. I FREELY give this to any choral conductors that might lurk on these forums, if you want to use/sing this, all you have to do is let me know where and when and also, after you've finished performing - send me the mp3 version of the recording I don't fear 'music thieves' that they might steal my work, I just want it to get it out there.
Fire and Ice / poem by Robert Frost
Some say the world will end in fire,
others say - in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I've seen enough of hate
To know that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.