SONG FOR A LILY

"Song for a Lily" is from movement 7 from "Tuvayhun - Beatitudes for a Wounded World" where it follows Matt 5:4 from the beatitudes, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."

 

The piece is dedicated to the life of Lily Kate Powell. Her tragic death in a car accident at the age of 9 inspired the poem that forms an acrostic with the first letter of each line, "Lily Kate, Life, Love", and is a tribute to a young life tragically cut short.

  • SATB or SSAA

    VOICING

  • 2018

    YEAR

  • 5 minutes

    DURATION

  • Charles Anthony Silvestri

    WORDS

SCORES

SATB chorus, solo soprano & organ

Printed scores: J. W. Pepper 

Digital scores: kimarnesen.shop

SSAA chorus, solo soprano & organ

Printed scores: J. W. Pepper 

Digital scores: kimarnesen.shop

Optional string parts

Printed scores: J. W. Pepper 

Digital scores: kimarnesen.shop

Solo soprano & organ

Digital scores: kimarnesen.shop

THE TEXT

Leaving you behind

Is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.

Leaving you behind,

You who were my everything.

 

Keep the memory of me,

And may my memory be a blessing—

The songs, smiles, and laughter—

Every little thing that made you love me.

 

Love is powerful

In life as well as death;

For even as I die,

Eternal is my love for you.

 

Leaving you behind

Only makes our bonding stronger,

Vaster, longer,

Every day, in every way.

 

 

Charles Anthony Silvestri

SEE ALSO

 

What is Peace - SATB cover.jpg
I Hope - SATB.jpg

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