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"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 chorus, solo soprano & organ

Printed scores: J. W. Pepper 

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SSAA chorus, solo soprano & organ

Printed scores: J. W. Pepper 

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Optional string parts

Printed scores: J. W. Pepper 

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Solo soprano & organ

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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



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