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There was a child went forth every day



DURATION
2’35”

INSTRUMENTATION
SSAA choir (treble or children), piano

VIDEO
Central Illinois Children’s Chorus and the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra; Stephen Alltop, conductor

POET
Walt Whitman

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
Theodore Presser Company
#412-41093 • $7 •
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Children’s Chorus Score, containing both
On Thine Own Child and There was a child went forth every day
TEXT
There was a child went forth every day;
And the first object he look’d upon, that object he became;
The early lilacs, and grass, and white and red morning-glories,
and white and red clover, and the song of the phoebe-bird,
And the Third-month lambs, and the sow’s pink-faint litter,
and the mare’s foal, and the cow’s calf,
- all became part of him.

There was a child went forth every day;
And the first object he look’d upon, that object he became;
Men and women crowding fast in the streets,
The streets themselves, and the facades of houses, and goods in the windows,
Vehicles, teams, the heavy-plank’d wharves,
The hurrying tumbling waves, quick-broken crests,
The strata of clouds, the horizon’s edge,
These became part of that child who went forth every day,
and who now goes, and will always go forth every day.

PERUSAL SCORE
Orchestrated version: https://issuu.com/theodorepresser/docs/garrop_terra_nostra_issuu/162

SAMPLE PERUSAL PAGE OF PIANO VERSION
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