Music

for S.A.T.B.Chorus and Chamber Ensemble

Julia Scott Carey

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Text: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

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A setting of the poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let me go where?er I will,
I bear a sky-born music still:
It sounds from all things old,
It sounds from all things young,
From all that?s fair, from all that?s foul,
Peals out a cheerful song.

It is not only in the rose,
It is not only in the bird,
Not only where the rainbow glows,
Nor in the song of woman heard,
But in the darkest, meanest things
There always, always something sings.

?Tis not in the high stars alone,
Nor in the cup of budding flowers,
Nor in the redbreast?s mellow tone,
Nor in the bow that smiles in showers,
But in the mud and scum of things
There always, always something sings.

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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by the Quincy Choral Society in celebration of their 25th anniversary.
Composition Date 2005
Duration 00:05:00
Orchestration S.A.T.B.Chorus; Ob. 2Vln. Vla. Vcl. Glock. Timp.
Premiere December 11th, 2005. The Quincy Choral Society, Church of the Sacred Heart, Quincy, Massachusetts.