O, Why Do You Turn To the Wild Sky

SATB a cappella

5 min

Text: Marjorie Pickthall

Boosey & Hawkes 2018


Commissioned by THAT CHOIR 2017. Premiered May 2017, Toronto.

premiere audio – copyright That Choir, Craig Pike.

O, fly away on the wings of love,

While love in our hearts shall be.

O, why do you turn to the wild sky,

Away from the trees and me?

O, when I fly, I’ll fly like the white sea dove,

To the heart of the wide grey sea.

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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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