'Sing Me to Sleep': Hill's work selected Editor’s Choice

Sep. 26, 2016


Two of the latest choral works from assistant professor of Music Stuart Chapman Hill have been selected as an Editor’s Choice piece by the major national music distributor J.W. Pepper.

Hill teach courses in music education, and conducts the Webster University Women’s Chorus.  

"'Sing Me to Sleep,' for three-part treble choir and piano, was released in May 2016 as one of the first titles in the new Andrea Ramsey Choral Series, which is published by G. Schirmer,” said Hill. "The piece was composed for the 2015 Guilford County Schools (NC) High School All-County Treble Chorus, which I conducted, and the text is my own. The lyrics turn the traditional lullaby formula on its head: rather than representing the voice of the one soothing another into slumber, this text’s speaker is the one longing for sleep and requesting a lullaby."

“We are so delighted that Stuart brings with him, as a brand new professor, an established and distinguished published catalog of music,” said Music department chair Jeffrey Carter. “This work, along with ‘Don’t Be Seen,’ published by Hinshaw Music, are recent choice works by the leading national choral music distributor. This is delightful news for Stuart, his choral music students at Webster University, and the thousands who will sing his wonderful music.”

Hill’s first Webster University concert is Friday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m., when he will debut with the Women’s Chorus.

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