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Life



DURATION
1’05”

INSTRUMENTATION
SATB (div.) a cappella

AUDIO
Volti; Robert Geary, conductor

POET
Paul Laurence Dunbar

YEAR COMPOSED
2011

COMMISSIONER
Volti

THIS IS A MOVEMENT FROM:
Songs of Lowly Life

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TEXT
A crust of bread and a corner to sleep in,
A minute to smile and an hour to weep in,
A pint of joy to a peck of trouble,
And never a laugh but the moans come double;
And that is life!

A crust and a corner that love makes precious,
With the smile to warm and the tears to re-fresh us;
And joy seems sweeter when cares come after,
And a moan is the finest of foils for laughter;
And that is life!