for mixed a capella choir (2014)
I. First Fig
Edna St. Vincent Millay
My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But, ah, my foes and, oh, my friends--
It gives a lovely light!
Warm summer sun, shine kindly here;
Warm summer wind, blow softly here;
Green sod above, lie light, lie light--
Goodnight, dear heart, good night, good night.
Paul Laurence Dunbar
An angel, robed in spotless white,
Bent down and kissed the sleeping Night.
Night woke to blush; the sprite was gone.
Men saw the blush and called it Dawn.
Duration: ca. 5 minutes
January 15, 2015
First Readings Project
J. David Moore, Conductor