Flight sought us out is a “walking choral piece” for three choirs SATB, based on a Swedish poem by Stig Dagerman, translated to English by Sven Smedberg. Initially published in 1953, the lyrics deal with a burning subject, and it is shaped musically by employing the choirs’ positions and movements in relation to the natural acoustics of the room.
The work was commissioned by the Nääs Choral Festival in 2017, where it was premiered by local choirs conducted by Gunno Palmquist.
Flight sought us out is well-suited to choirs at different levels. Choir I has the most difficult parts, while Choir III has the easiest.
There is also a reduced version of the work for a SATB choir with a soloist or a small solo group in each part. This version is best suited for a single choir in a more conventional setting. – Tormod Tvete Vik