[Edit 11/29 - Replaced audio file with a new one, featuring a slightly-less-clunky piano!]
Here's a fairly melodramatic piece I wrote a few months ago for women's choir and piano. The words, by Canadian science fiction writer Rhea Rose, were inspired by Voyager 2's images of Uranus's moon Miranda--haunting images of a scarred, once-volcanic alien world that raise more questions than they answer.
The audio file is my first foray into word-building technology, which admittedly has a steep learning curve. The sounds are Virharmonic's Soloists of Prague, which I acquired as a cost-effective alternative to other word-building libraries. Although this is vastly preferable to MIDI "ooh"s and "ah"s, it's still no match for a real choir with regard to expression and English pronunciation, so it's a good idea to follow along in the score while listening.
Please let me know what you think. I'm particularly curious if the lack of counterpoint in the voice parts gets boring despite my efforts to create contrast in other ways (register, harmony, piano part, etc). Thanks for listening!