I Am the Still Rain Falling

SATB a cappella
Text: Sara Teasdale
Duration: 1.5 min
Publisher: SELF PUBLISHED, AVAILABLE FROM THE COMPOSER


 


Commissioned by the Vancouver Peace Choir, Tim Corlis dir. The whimsical Sara Teasdale poem inspired this gem of a piece, the composer reveling in the great opportunities it afforded for expressive word painting.


I am the still rain falling,
Too tired for singing mirth–
Oh, be the green fields calling,
Oh, be for me the earth!

I am the brown bird pining
To leave the nest and fly–
Oh, be the fresh cloud shining,
Oh, be for me the sky!


 

SAMPLE SCORE

THIS WORK IS NOW SELF PUBLISHED, EMAIL ME TO PURCHASE, THANK YOU

Themes: secular, nature, water, short, rain, gentle, cleansing, joyful

 

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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