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songs about childhood

SATB a cappella   |   4'   |   Graphite  |  Text: Robert Louis Stevenson  

Where Go the Boats sets a Robert Louis Stevenson text about a child’s boats sailing down a river. The child asks when they will return, then realizes they never will. "Boats of mine a-boating—Where will all come home? [...] Other little children Shall bring my boats ashore."

SATB a cappella with treble soloist  |  G. Schirmer |  5.5'  |  Text by Diane Thiel

Diane Thiel's text for Lodestar, from her poem Nursery Shellgame, describes life in the language of fairy tales and children's stories: "a trail of crumbs," "a handful of blue marbles," "how you wonder what you are..."

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