CHILD OF SONG

"Child of Song" is dedicated to the memory of Stephen Paulus and was premiered by the VocalEssence Ensemble and Philip Brunelle on May 14, 2015, at the 40th Anniversary celebration of the American Composers Forum, which was co-founded by Stephen Paulus.

 

The text sings of music as the essence of a person's being, how what we sing becomes a permanent, living part of the vivid creation around us. 

  • SATB div.

    VOICING

  • 2014

    YEAR

  • 4 minutes

    DURATION

  • Euan Tait

    WORDS

SCORES

 

SATB div. unaccompanied

Printed scores: Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Norsk Musikkforlag, J. W. Pepper 

Digital scores: Santa Barbara Music Publishing (Enter catalog number SBMP 1271)

THE TEXT

Child of song, your music 

sang from the bone,

the music of a visceral dancer.

 

The feral tree in full pearl green new leaf,

squalling water alive around the swimmer,

is touched by your music, will always carry it.

 

No child of song falls into silence 

but into love’s rest

seeded with re-awakening.

 

Your music, child of song. 

Euan Tait

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