The Sunrise Will Come
SATB Choral Octavo
The Sunrise Will Come - Connor Smith
With a hauntingly beautiful original text, The Sunrise Will Come is the perfect piece to showcase lyrical delivery and phrasing. The song’s minor key paired with the hopeful lyric creates a sense of forward-leaning, satisfied at the close of the piece with a Picardy third. Interesting harmony, satisfying (yet accessible) divisi, a gorgeous a cappella section, and a stunning soprano highlight in the final moments of the piece set it apart, making it an excellent choice for an intermediate-advanced group’s concert or festival selection.
|Dimensions||10.5 × 6.75 × .1 in|
About Connor Warren Smith
Connor Warren Smith is a composer, arranger, performer, and studio vocalist active in the greater Los Angeles area. Connor’s choral arrangements, both published and commissioned, are performed worldwide by groups of all sizes and calibers. Notably, his a cappella arrangement of “Be Thou My Vision” was named an “Editor’s Choice” in J.W. Pepper’s 2018 catalog. Connor’s writing also expands into the realm of children’s music, where he has received 13 Teachers’ Choice, Parents’ Choice, and Academics’ Choice Awards for his work with the children’s music company HeidiSongs. Connor served as the Graduate Composer in Residence at California Baptist University from 2015-2017, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition and a Master’s Degree in Conducting, studying with Dr. Glenn Pickett, Dr. Gary Bonner, and Dr. Judd Bonner. Aside from his work as a composer, Connor is probably most known first and foremost as a vocalist. A regular performer at the Disneyland Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood, Connor has performed on stages both large and small across the globe. As an in-demand Los Angeles session singer, he can be heard on various Disney Recordings®, film soundtracks, radio jingles, and live production shows. In early 2018, Connor was selected to be a member of the original cast of Disney’s DCappella, earning him a spot on the group’s debut album released via Walt Disney Records. He continues to sing and perform regularly while writing for local and national choirs and groups. Learn more and connect with him at ConnorSmithMusic.com.
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