I Am the Still Rain Falling

SATB a cappella
Text: Sara Teasdale
Duration: 1.5 min
Publisher: Santa Barbara Music Publishing


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!




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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