satb | accessible
"To keep our lungs from collapsing, we must breathe in hope."
"You're closer to home than you've ever been before,
and you've never wanted to stay here more."
"Now I choose to either move on,
to go as fast as I can, or be content staying here."
"You raise black wings like leaves, like the lightness of a song."
"Love is a sickness full of woes, all remedies refusing."
"The geese you saw leaving, their feet rising
into dark bodies, they will return."
"A kind of silence, a light beneath pain."
"Boats of mine a-boating—Where will all come home?"
"You see yourself reflected; you learn to love what you see."
"O lovely and tender one, with all the celestial symphony
resounding through you..."
"Because I am a woman, I am asked to define what that means..."
"What would we do if we didn't have the privilege
of being distracted?"
"And maybe you'll return someday, somehow,
but it's time to go back to the life you're living now"
"If I want to go faster, if I want to leave,
the answers are already here; now I can see."
"Through trees with bursting limbs, I am running."
"Once again, warmth that falls,
again, though our tracks fill and slow."
"We were made for song."
"Love is a torment of the mind, a tempest everlasting."
"Maybe the stars spell different stories to you, to me,
but in the darkness of the night, they are light enough to see by."
satb | advanced
"We have become experts at recovery.
I hope we become expert at Revolution."
"Home will follow wherever you go."
"For her song and flight, Echo is torn apart..."
"Suddenly, the unknown world
is opening up to me now."
"More we enjoy it, more it dies."
satb | christmas
"No gardener need go far to find the Christmas rose..."
"Stringing memories, quilting them tightly
in winter, with the days of grey and iron nights."
"I will honour Christmas in my heart,
and try to keep it all the year."
"That I may hear you, blessed world,
that I may hear your secret life."
"The rocks and stones, in holy tones, are singing
sweeter than the thrushes."
"Not my will, but Thine; and not what I desire,
but what Thou desirest."
Blessing | SATB chorus a cappella | 4'
"Life is short, and we do not have much time to gladden
the hearts of those who make this earthly pilgrimage with us."
"Sing to the Lord a new song,
Sing to the Lord all the whole earth."
satb | sacred
"On the rim of summer, the bones of winter under our feet..."
"All we want is to find the love
in the faces of the people we love."
"When she unfurled the score,
a sequence of unfamiliar chords sounded..."
"Our voices rise and leave, traveling, raveling..."
"How can we go on, knowing the end of the story?"
"Through me spirits immortal speak the message that
makes the world weep."
"I hope you feel like all of my life
and you will."
"If I say yes, it won't be to some unknown future,
but a yes to what we already have."
"Sometimes we take off our watches..."
"That I may hear the snow as it kisses the earth..."
"Praise the light of late November,
the thin sunlight that goes deep in the bones."
"Even a swimmer as strong as you
needs a ship sometimes—even you."
Perhaps | SATB chorus a cappella | 3.5'
"Perhaps we may live an answer or illuminate a story."
"Sometimes peace is like this: endless and gentle and soft."
"Let the gentle tether of our longing keep us here..."
Without You | SATB chorus a cappella | 6.5'
"That this old blue world will keep on spinning, without you."
"No language can describe the effect of the deep,
clear azure of the sky and ocean"