Graham Meyer is a composer based in Chicago. His piece “When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be” for a cappella women’s voices won the fifth-anniversary composition competition of the San Francisco chamber choir Musae and was accepted to Project Encore. His arrangements of the jazz standards “Autumn Leaves” and “A Foggy Day” appear on the album Autumn Leaves by the Princeton Katzenjammers, the country’s oldest co-ed a cappella group. He has studied composition with Judith Weir, Steve Mackey, and Barbara White. Also a writer, he covers classical and new music for Chicago magazine.

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This piece, titled after the first line of the John Keats sonnet from which it takes its text, won the fifth-anniversary composition competition of the San Francisco women’s chamber choir Musae. The group also recorded it on its album Five. I’ve excerpted the work here, but I can send the full piece if you’re interested.