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I Am in Need of Music

(SATB chorus, oboe, horn and strings, or for SATB and piano) 14'00"



A serene reflection on the healing wonder of music. Level: Advanced.


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Choral Score: $4.50 Add to Cart


Instrumental Parts: $45.00 Add to Cart



Composer's Notes:

Commissioned by Fort Dodge Choral Society, Fort Dodge, Iowa, in honor of 50 years of bringing great music to life, and dedicated to Conductor Bruce Perry to celebrate 25 years of making music together.


St. Olaf Lutheran Church
Fort Dodge, Iowa

I am in need of music that would flow

Over my fretful, feeling fingertips,
Over my bitter-tainted, trembling lips,

With melody, deep, clear, and liquid-slow.

Oh, for the healing swaying, old and low,

Of some song sung to rest the tired dead,

A song to fall like water on my head,
And over quivering limbs, dream flushed to glow!

There is a magic made by melody:
A spell of rest, and quiet breath, and cool

Heart, that sinks through fading colors deep

To the subaqueous stillness of the sea,
And floats forever in a moon-green pool,

Held in the arms of rhythm and of sleep.

-- Elizabeth Bishop