Sleep Now

SATB or TTBB a cappella

Duration: 3 min

Text: James Joyce

Cypress Choral Music


Written for the Amabile Men’s Choir.  Please email me directly for either Mens or Mixed score until the published version is available.

Sleep now, O sleep now, O you unquiet heart! A voice crying ‘Sleep now’ Is heard in my heart. The voice of the winter Is heard at the door. O sleep, for the winter Is crying ‘Sleep no more!’ My kiss will give peace now And quiet to your heart – Sleep on in peace now, O you unquiet heart!



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JW Pepper

Themes: death, love, longing, sleep, men’s, ttbb, peace

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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