||"Because I Could Not Stop For Death" has been set for SATB Chorus with piano accompaniment by Charles Jason Bechtold. The text is from Emily Dickinson (1830-1886). This deeply meaningful poem has been realized in music by Mr. Bechtold. The meter is 6/8 with some passages in 9/8, slow tempo, in the key of D minor. Easy ranges for all voices. $2.00 per octavo.
Because I Could Not Stop for Death- This piece uses
the Emily Dickinson poem of the same name. I composed
it in a circle-like structure where it starts with
SATB then goes to SAT in the second verse, then SA for
the middle verse, then going back to SAT then SATB.
This symbolizes the immortality the poet is facing
after death. The harmonic clusters mixed with a tonal
sound bring out a supernatural eerie feel. 16 copy minimum order.