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I Shot an Arrow

for SSA choir, oboe and piano

Year:  2011   ·  Duration:  5m

Year:  2011
Duration:  5m

Composer:   David N. Childs


The poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow comes to life in this dramatic piece. The oboe shoots the arrow, the singers follow with their ascending take on this event. Word painting adds to the color. A great opener for a concert, this piece would quickly engage the listeners.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by the Southern Arizona Womens' Chorus in celebration of their 25th anniversary.

Text note

Text: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow