Tread Softly

I Go Among Trees 

She Walks in Beauty

Text by W. B. Yeats


Commissioned for the ICDA NW Honor Choir. 


****** Festival Piece *******



This work can easily be learned in a festival setting. It is ideal for teaching beauty of tone and appropriate phrasing. The text is accessible to students of all backgrounds and will surely serve as the centerpiece to the festival set. 


Available for purchase from Santa Barbara Music Publishing



Text by Wendell Berry

Commissioned for the Decorah High School Concert Choir, Jason Rausch, Conductor. 

"My students and I experienced such joy learning and performing “I Go Among Trees." We found an invigorating spirit woven throughout the music. It is dramatic, sensitive, and youthful."

Jason Rausch, Decorah High School Concert Choir



Text by Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Commissioned for the Luther College Norsemen, Dr. Andrew Last, Conductor. 


""She Walks in Beauty" is a beautiful partnership between voice, piano, oboe, and text.  The sincerity of Lord Byron's poetry is set so that both singers and audience can invest in the timeless words.  Connor Koppin has successfully crafted a piece that is accessible to singers of varying abilities and yet satisfying to even the most experienced musicians."
Andrew Last, Luther College