Frank Ticheli, composer
Frank Ticheli composed his setting of the folk song Shenandoah in
In the score he writes: "In my setting of Shenandoah I was inspired by the
freedom and the beauty of the folk melody and by the natural images invoked
by the words, especially the image of a river.
I was less concerned with the sound of a rolling river than with its
life-affirming energyits timelessness.
The work’s mood ranges from quiet reflection, through growing optimism,
to profound exaltation."