Dedicated to the memory of 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. Words by Euan Tait.
Commissioned by the St. Olaf Festival (Olavsfestdagene in Trondheim, Norway. This is a work about hope in the darkest time of life. The text was written by a prisoner in Cologne, Germany, during World War 2.
Originally commissioned for SSAA chorus by the Texas Choral Directors Association the SATB version was commissioned by the Colleyville Heritage Panther Chorale, Thomas Rinn, director. Words by Euan Tait.