Jump!

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
SSA, narrator, string quartet

"Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down." Ray Bradbury's pithy and audacious advice creates the backdrop for this sonic experience of jumping, falling, and flying. This unique piece gives Bradbury's text to the narrator only, while the chorus parts are built entirely from the phonetic sounds of the word, "jump." An unforgettable leap of faith! "J....Juh....Uh....Um....P!"

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Order Sheet Music
Catalog Number: 
SEA-090-00
Duration: 
4:00
Commissioned By: 
Northfield Youth Chorus. Northfield, MN
Premiere
Premiere Conductor: 
Elizabeth Shepley
Performances: 

University of North Carolina Women's Glee Club; Sue Klausmeyer, conductor. Chapel Hill, NC
Northfield Youth Chorus; Elizabeth Shepley, conductor. St Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Text
Text Author or Source: 
Ray Bradbury
Language: 
English
Text: 

Quote by Ray Bradbury:

Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.

© 1995 by Ray Bradbury. Reprinted by permission of the author. All rights reserved.