Sing Your Song

SATB with Piano

Duration: 2.5 min

Text: Katharine Tynan

Pavane Publishing


 


Commissioned by the Amabile Choirs of London, Canada. Dedicated to Ken Fleet for the thousands of lives he has, and continues to inspire. From Pavane: This is the perfect song of encouragement from the poem by Katharine Tynan – be yourself – sing your song. Matthew Emery’s setting maintains a vitality that not only encourages but celebrates it. An excellent festival song for high school and college choirs, and community choirs too. Easy to Medium.


 


Sing your song

There’s music in my heart all day,
I hear it late and early,
It comes from fields are far away,
The wind that shakes the barley.

Sing your song

Above the uplands drenched with dew
The sky hangs soft and pearly,
An emerald world is listening to
The wind that shakes the barley.

Sing your song

Above the bluest mountain crest
The lark is singing rarely,
It rocks the singer into rest,
The wind that shakes the barley.

Sing your song

Oh, still through summers and through springs
It calls me late and early.
Come home, come home, come home, it sings,
The wind that shakes the barley.

Sing your song


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Themes: singing, community, nature, summer, barley, fields, lark, birds, sky, coming together, life, joy, happiness, music, heart, longing, uplifting, mixed choir, easy

About Composer

Matthew Emery (b.1991) is a Canadian composer whose music has been performed across North America and Asia. His music has also been broadcast on national television and radio. Matthew was the 2013 ACDA Raymond Brock Student Composition Competition winner. Emery's choral works have been performed by renowned vocal ensembles including the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Elmer Isler Singers, Pro Coro Canada, Canadian Chamber Choir, Da Capo Chamber Choir, choirs at the University of Louisville, University of Manitoba, University of Western Ontario, University of British Columbia, Ontario Youth Choir and the Nova Scotia Youth Choir. Matthew studied with Dr. Stephen Chatman at the University of British Columbia and is published by: Alliance Music Publications, GIA Publications, G. Schirmer, Pavane Publishing and Santa Barbara Music Publishing. Matthew is a member of the Canadian League of Composers.

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