My Light With Yours

Duration:

4' 00"

Year Composed:

2018

Instrumentation:

SATBB, with solo voices, A Cappella

About the Work

Choral composition inspired by Tarik O'Reagan's "Two Emily Dickinson Settings". Consisting of a Soprano and a Baritone/Bass soloist, the music reflects on the meaning of eternity and love within its pensive meditation qualities.

Text

I. When the sea has devoured the ships,

And the spires and the towers

Have gone back to the hills.

And all the cities

Are one with the plains again.

And the beauty of bronze,

And the strength of steel

Are blown over silent continents,

As the desert sand is blown—

My dust with yours forever.

 

II. When folly and wisdom are no more,

And fire is no more,

Because man is no more;

When the dead world slowly spinning

Drifts and falls through the void—

My light with yours

In the Light of Lights forever!

Text by:

Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950)