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Refuge



DURATION
2’45”

INSTRUMENTATION
SATB (div.) adult or young adult choir a cappella

AUDIO
Clerestory and the Young Women's Chorus of San Francisco

POET
Sara Teasdale

YEAR COMPOSED
2012

COMMISSIONER
Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir

THIS IS A MOVEMENT FROM:
Songs of Joy and Refuge

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TEXT
From my spirit's gray defeat, 
From my pulse's flagging beat, 
From my hopes that turned to sand 
Sifting through my close-clenched hand, 
From my own fault's slavery, 
If I can sing, I still am free. 

For with my singing I can make 
A refuge for my spirit's sake, 
A house of shining words, to be 
My fragile immortality.