SATB A cappella
Commissioned by Central Bucks High School- East, South and West Choirs: Chris Villante, Joseph Stellino and Joseph Ohrt conductors.
The tall trees stand without fear, without pain,
Though summers gather their gold and go;
For life is a thing to be lived; it is gain;
In the bounty of June or the winter’s snow;
Through miles of shadow and soft heat,
Where field and fallow, fence and tree,
Were all one world of greenery,
I heard the robin ringing sweet,
The sparrow piping silvery,
The thrushes at the forest’s hem;
And as I went I sang with them.
They are earth’s, they are God’s, and whatever may be,
They stand, as we ought to do, straight and free.
Themes: equality, peace, nature, respect, community, togetherness, unity