Solus - SATB, div., a cappella
Solus - Alone - This piece was written to capture the feeling of being alone. Being alone is not
necessarily a bad thing.Most of us do our best thinking when we are alone. Sometimes being
alone can be the start of something beautiful. One girl alone in her room recording herself singing just the soprano line of a song brought thousands of people together to create visually stunning virtual choirs. Thousands of voices singing together, alone.
Being alone is different than being lonely.
This song is the second movement in the larger piece Semper Solus In Turba. This is a motto I came up with for myself in 2016 which translates to "Always Alone in a Crowd." I feel this way a lot - the feeling of being an outsider or lonely, even in the midst of a large group of people.As I thought more about this motto, I came to realize that it means a lot more than that.All of us have those qualities about us that make us unique in a crowd. Semper Solus In Turba therefore became a celebration of our individuality. Be proud of who you are and embrace what makes you...you!
See and hear the sheet music by clicking here.
Watch a performance by the University of Washington Graduate Cohort Ensemble by clicking here.