for SSATBB mixed chorus
Premiered on April 12 2004
in St. Francis House, 1001 University Ave, Madison WI
by Museko, conducted by Jerry Hui
Duration: ca 2’00”
This is written and dedicated to Museko, a magnificent community choir that I have directed/conducted/grown up with for three years, as a farewell present to the entire group.
Text by James Joyce (1882-1941), from Chamber Music (1907)
O cool is the valley now
and there, love, will we go;
For many a choir is singing now
where love did some time go.
And hear you not the thrushes calling?
calling us away.
O cool and pleasant is the valley
and there, love, will we stay.