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God’s World



DURATION
3’45”

INSTRUMENTATION
SATB (div.), piano

VIDEO
University of Illinois Oratorio Society and the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra; Stephen Alltop, conductor

POET
Edna St. Vincent Millay

YEAR COMPOSED
2014

COMMISSIONER
San Francisco Choral Society in collaboration with the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir

THIS IS A MOVEMENT FROM:

Terra Nostra

ORDERING SCORES
The piece is available from Theodore Presser Company.

TEXT
O world, I cannot hold thee close enough!
Thy winds, thy wide grey skies!
Thy mists, that roll and rise!
Thy woods, this autumn day, that ache and sag
And all but cry with colour!   That gaunt crag
To crush!   To lift the lean of that black bluff!
World, World, I cannot get thee close enough!

Long have I known a glory in it all,
But never knew I this;   
Here such a passion is
As stretcheth me apart,—Lord, I do fear
Thou’st made the world too beautiful this year;
My soul is all but out of me,—let fall
No burning leaf; prithee, let no bird call.

PERUSAL SCORE
Orchestrated version: https://issuu.com/theodorepresser/docs/garrop_terra_nostra_issuu/36

SAMPLE PERUSAL PAGE OF PIANO VERSION
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