EVEN WHEN HE IS SILENT

A work about hope in the darkest time of life. The text was written by a Jew hiding in Cologne, Germany, during World War 2 where the text was found scratched onto a wall. 

 

Commissioned by the St. Olaf Festival (Olavsfestdagene) in Trondheim, Norway and premiered on July 30 by the Nidaros Cathedral Girls' Choir at an event with the bishop of Nidaros Tor Singsås and actress Liv Ullmann.

 

The SATB version was premiered by the Nidaros Cathedral Boys' Choir on November 26, 2011, in Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim. 

A TTBB version was premiered by Chor Leoni Men's Choir and conductor Erick Lichte in 2017 and versions for wind ensemble or brass band is also available.

  • SATB, SSAA or TTBB div.

    VOICING

  • 2011

    YEAR

  • 5 minutes

    DURATION

  • Anon. 20th century

    WORDS

SCORES

SATB div. unaccompanied

Printed scores: J. W. Pepper, Walton/GIA, Norsk Musikkforlag

 Digital scores: Walton/GIA, Norsk Musikkforlag 

SSAA div. unaccompanied

Printed scores: J. W. Pepper, Walton/GIA, Norsk Musikkforlag

Digital scores: Walton/GIA, Norsk Musikkforlag

TTBB div. unaccompanied

Printed scores: J. W. Pepper, Walton/GIA, Norsk Musikkforlag

Digital scores: Walton/GIA, Norsk Musikkforlag

THE TEXT

I believe in the sun, even when it's not shining.

I believe in love, even when I feel it not.

I believe in God, even when He is silent.

 

Anon. 20th century

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