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Mother of Exiles



DURATION
5’

INSTRUMENTATION
SSA treble choir, SSATB mixed choir, piano

VIDEO
Golden Gate International Choral Festival Chorus
María Guinand, conductor

POET
Emma Lazarus

YEAR COMPOSED

2017

COMMISSIONER
Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir

ORDERING SCORES
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TEXT
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
MOTHER OF EXILES. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"