About the piece

“In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.”

A challenging work for chamber choir.
This setting of Coleridge’s famous poem “Kubla Khan” is packed with powerful fifth-based harmonies, clusters, augmented triads, and colorful word painting. The music, like the poem, is in two parts – the first is an exhibition of the poem’s fantastical world, and the second is a reflection of that world and an exploration of the clarity and yet transience of dreams and artistic visions.

Honorable Mention for American Prize Choral Professional Division 2015


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Kubla Khan

1 license per ensemble member. 4 licenses minimum.


SATBB Chorus


7 minutes

year written


Sheet Music Format

PDF, 8.5 x 11"

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