Daniel Elder (b. 1986) is from Athens, GA (BM, University of Georgia '10, MM, Westminster Choir College '12). As a writer of choral, vocal, and instrumental music, he ties these genres together to create forms and aesthetics that are at once lyrical and textural. Daniel's influences range widely from the contrapuntal roots of early sacred music through the adventurous romantic and programmatic nature of early twentieth-century music.
Ballade to the Moon by Daniel Elder A secular choral performance piece for the accomplished high school or college choir. The tempo marking adagio misterioso aptly suggests its musical character. The text is a nocturne that explores observational and psychological experiences associated with love, nature, darkness, and light.