A Silver Thread: The Lyric Poetry of Charles Anthony Silvestri (Paperback)
For nearly twenty years, Charles Anthony Silvestri has penned texts for some of the world's leading choral composers and ensembles. This comprehensive collection of Silvestri's lyric poetry spans his career from the first words of "Sleep" to the present day, including iconic texts from across the choral canon and never-before-seen lyrics. In A Silver Thread, readers have the opportunity to glimpse the evolution of Silvestri's words, from humorous and fantastic to deeply moving.
Lyricist, author, and composer Charles Anthony Silvestri has worked with leading artists from all over the world to create texts tailor-made for their commissions and specific artistic needs. He enjoys the challenge of solving these creative problems and has provided custom choral texts, opera libretti, program notes, and other writing for composers, including Eric Whitacre, Ola Gjeilo, and Dan Forrest, and for groups ranging from high schools to the Houston Grand Opera, from the King’s Singers to the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, from Westminster Choir College to Westminster Abbey. As a clinician, Silvestri speaks to choirs, classes, and concert audiences about his works, the creative process, the marriage of words and music, and about his collaborative relationships with composers. He lives with his children in Lawrence, Kansas.