Longing

SATB a cappella
Text: Matthew Arnold
Duration: 3 min
Publisher: Pavane Publishing


Written for the Phoenix Chamber Choir (Vancouver). Winning entry in the 2011 Nova Scotia Choral Federation Composition Competition.



Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again!
For so the night will more than pay
The hopeless longings of the day.

Come, as thou cam’st a thousand times,
A messenger from radiant climes,
Amd smile on thy new world, and be
As kind to others as to me!

Or, as thou never cam’st in sooth,
Come now, and let me dream it truth,
And part my hair, and kiss my brow,
And say, My love! why sufferest thou?

Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again!
For so the night will more than pay
The hopeless longings of the day.


 

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Hal Leonard

Themes: secular, love, paths, journey, endless, nature, peace, life

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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