SATB a cappella
Text: Marjorie Pickthall
Duration: 2 min
Written in memory of John Barron, founder of the Amabile Choirs of London, Canada.
This work employs Canadian poet Marjorie Pickthall’s “An Epitaph,” providing a poignant setting for use in memorial services, or in concerts with themes of remembrance.
FRIEND, pass softly. Here is one
Morning spent her gold upon;
Suns enriched her, and the beat
Of April’s tide flowed at her feet.
With each blossom, lovelier she;
|Lovelier she with every leaf.
Spring forgets her now, and we
Count her summers by our grief
Themes: secular, memorial, funeral, loss, love, life, journey, long road, death, peace, stillness, nature, blossoming, flower