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I Am in Need of Music

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

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

 

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Full Score: $20.00 Add to Cart

 

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.

 

FIRST PERFORMANCE: April 22, 2018
St. Olaf Lutheran Church
Fort Dodge, Iowa


TEXT:
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