SEARCHING LOVE

The human heart seeks to be known, understood, respected and loved.  The poem of this piece was written in response to a photograph of an amazing woman; the photograph showed the beauty and power of the way she looks at people, the way she searches the heart and seeks what is truly within a person. This work is a serene celebration of love's challenging gaze. 

Commissioned by the Texas Choral Directors Association for the 2017 Convention, and premiered by the Directors Chorus, conductor Lori Hetzel.

 

  • SATB, SSAA or TTBB

    VOICING

  • 2017

    YEAR

  • 5'30 minutes

    DURATION

  • Euan Tait

    WORDS

SCORES

 

SATB & piano

Printed scores: Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Boosey & Hawkes, J. W. Pepper 

Digital scores: Santa Barbara Music Publishing (Enter catalog number SBMP 1478)

SSAA & piano

Printed scores: Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Boosey & Hawkes, J. W. Pepper 

Digital scores: Santa Barbara Music Publishing (Enter catalog number SBMP 1470)

TTBB & piano

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

Digital scores: Santa Barbara Music Publishing (Enter catalog number SBMP 1526)

THE TEXT

This is love's searching love,

this is the heart searching the heart,

this the heart seeking the heart’s music

and asking, do you know this music,

the power of the heart’s unfolding melody,

of the harmonies of our searching, hidden

in the tears and power of the eye? 

Euan Tait

SEE ALSO

 

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