When the Sun Comes After Rain

SATB a cappella
Text: Robert Louis Stevenson
Duration: 3 min
Publisher: Pavane Publishing


Premiered by the University of British Columbia University Singers, Graeme Langager dir.

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When the sun comes after rain
And the bird is in the blue,
The girls go down the lane
Two by two.
When the sun comes after shadow
And the singing of the showers,
The girls go up the meadow,
Fair as flowers.
When the eve comes dusky red
And the moon succeeds the sun,
The girls go home to bed
One by one.
And when life draws to its even
And the day of man is past,
They shall all go home to heaven,
Home at last.


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Pavane Publishing
Hal Leonard

Themes: sacred, secular, nature, water, rain, life, love, heaven, spirit, returning, home, familiar, journey, longing, pleading, peaceful

About Composer

Matthew Emery (b.1991) is a Canadian composer whose music has been performed in sixteen countries. He currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada where he maintains an active composition and teaching studio.

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