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Over the past 30 years, composer Janika Vandervelde has written over 100 works for orchestras, choirs, chamber ensembles, soloists, and the stage. Her scores have been commissioned and performed by groups at all levels, from professionals to children, including Chanticleer, the Dale Warland Singers, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the New Zealand String Quartet, the Melbourne (Australia) Chamber Choir, the Kitka Women's Choir (San Francisco), the Minnesota Orchestra, the Glen Ellyn Children's Choir (Chicago), the Guthrie Theatre (Minneapolis), and numerous church, school, community, and festival choirs. Vandervelde currently teaches composition at Hamline University (Saint Paul, MN). Her music is published by earthsongs, Boosey & Hawkes, Hothouse Press, and Miela Harmonija.

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Authored by Janika Vandervelde

Bdote ("where two waters come together") for SSAA. Bdote is located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers. The music is composed of two rounds - Wakpa Mnisota and Haha Wakpa - representing the two rivers. These two 'river rounds' are sung separately and then together. The piece is organized into five sections that depict the various qualities of the two rivers:
1. Bdote ("where two waters come together")-Grand and Stately
2. Wakpa Mnisota (Minnesota River Round)-Spacious and Unhurried
3. Haha Wakpa (Mississippi River Round)-Animated and Joyful
4. Bdote (reprise)-Grand and Stately
5. Two Waters Come Together-Slightly Faster

Publication Date:
1495497860 / 9781495497865
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Music / Printed Music / Choral

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