Joelle Wallach


Year: 1985

Duration (in minutes): 8'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: choral

Instruments: alto, any female voice, any string, any voice, cello, harp, piano, soprano, viola, violin

Publisher: Joelle Wallach

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Score PDF: Quietus-SCORES-vocalorch-ALLPARTS.pdf

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Description: A setting of a desolate poem written by Thomas Jefferson, this mournful work blends voices with instruments to weave a lyrical web. Available for SSA with EITHER piano or strings and harp. When one by one our ties are torn, And friend from friend is snatched forlorn, When man is left alone to mourn, Oh! then how sweet it is to die! When trembling limbs refuse their weight And films slow gathering dim the sight, When clouds obscure the mental light, ‘Tis nature’s kindest boon to die. – Thomas Jefferson

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