SATB choir (divisi) & piano.
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“There is this ringing hum
this bullet-borne language”
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Phantom Noise is an excerpt from the extended work Dreams of the Fallen. Originally written for solo piano, chorus, and orchestra, with powerful texts written by Iraq War veteran and award-winning poet Brian Turner, Dreams of the Fallen explores a soldier's response to the terrors of war and its lasting impact.
There is this ringing hum this
bullet-borne language ringing
shell-fall and static this late-night
hiss and steam this wing-beat
of rotors and tanks broken
bodies ringing in steel humming these
voices of dust these years ringing
ringing these children their gravestones
their limbs gone missing
this eardrum this rifled symphonic this
ringing of midnight in gunpowder and oil this
threading of bullets in muscle and bone this ringing
hum this ringing hum this