You Have Made Me, Earth

Two-Part Chorus of Mixed or Equal Voices (divisi) and Piano

4 min.

Text by Frederick Shea Jesson

E.C. Schirmer 2017 No. 1.3491


Commissioned by the ORIANA Women’s Choir of Toronto.

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PROGRAM NOTE

You Have Made Me, Earth features long melodic lines which weave and soar, mingle and intertwine, representing life’s flowing pulse.

—Matthew Emery


TEXT

Earth, you have made me
Of smoke and the flying Of strong-winged birds.

And the freedom of wind, With the freedom of waves,
Has entered into my being.

From dust of a moth-wing You have made me, Earth.


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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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