Composer: Rich CampbellDetailsFormat: Mixed Choir - 4 voicesVoicing: SATBAccompaniment: unaccompaniedNotation: standardPerformance Length: 4:30 Study Scores & Audio FilesStudy Score & Audio Order Printed ScoresPublisher: Pay The Band MusicOrder site / Alternate source of score: SwirlyMusic.org Texts & TranslationsLanguage(s): EnglishText Source: Claudia SereaText: IN THOSE YEARS, NO ONE SLEPT Some, like my grandfather, slept standing, hiding among cornstalks and listening for dogs. The woods were full of women dressed in black. The woods were full of veiled women who’d come to him and ask Did you see my son? Is he still alive? The woods were full of veiled women and young men sleeping, standing behind every tree trunk. The woods were full. Young men wore rifles and slept standing behind every tree trunk. The women were dressed in black with large wings on their backs. Did you see my son? My husband? Brother? The woods were full. so were the cemeteries. Everyone slept standing Programming AidsPerformance Difficulty: moderateDescriptive Terms: warimmigranthauntingaward-winnerrefugeeAllow Excerpts: Composition is a single movementComposer’s Notes: The text of “In Those Years, No One Slept” is a scene from a time of conflict/war, by Romanian-American immigrant Claudia Serea. The score is at once rhythmic and exciting, haunting and unsettling. It was a winner of the 2018 Uncommon Music Festival Composition Competition. It is accessible for all fine high school, collegiate and community choral ensembles. Performers are encouraged to present this work in a more dramatic fashion than usual, “within (or surrounding) the audience.” This piece was a winner of the Uncommon Music Festival Composition Competition and a finalist in the 18th Street Singers Composer Competition. Additional InformationDate of Completion: April, 2018Date of First Performance: Saturday, August 4, 2018Premier Performance Data: Uncommon Music Festival Singers (Nate Barnett, cond), Sitka, AKAdditional Performances: November 17, 2018 "In Those Years, No One Slept" performed by York County Senior Honors Choir, York, PA. February 17 & April 13, 2019 "In Those Years, No One Slept" performed by College of St. Rose Chamber Choir, Albany NY. March 4, 2019 "In Those Years, No One Slept" OsceolaCounty Schoool of the Arts, FL. March 28, 2019 "In Those Years, No One Slept" performed by Brattleboro Union High School Madrigals, VT.