Peace, My Heart

SATB a cappella
Text:Rabindranath Tagore
Duration: 3 min
Publisher: Alfred Music / Lawson-Gould


 


Written for the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Jon Washburn dir.


Peace, my heart, let the time for
the parting be sweet.
Let it not be a death but completeness.
Let love melt into memory and pain
into songs.
Let the flight through the sky end
in the folding of the wings over the
nest.
Let the last touch of your hands be
gentle like the flower of the night.
Stand still, O Beautiful End, for a
moment, and say your last words in
silence.
I bow to you and hold up my lamp
to light you on your way.


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Themes: secular, life, love, loss, pleading, journey, memorial, parting, blessing, sacred, mixed, contemporary

 

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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