About this work:
Set for unaccompanied, mixed voices. Joelle Wallach’s meditative Return is a setting of the text of a simple sufi chant. It evokes the soul’s magnetic hypnotic longing for spiritual sustenance.
It is one of Joelle Wallach’s Spiritual Speculations, several short works for chamber choir or vocal quartet which probe the puzzle of living with conscience in a flawed and difficult world.
Year composed: 2009
Ensemble type: Chorus, with or without Solo Voices:Chorus, Unaccompanied
Instrumentation: 1 S, 1 A, 1 T, 1 B