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Unfolding Into Favored Song

Classical/Choral music • 2010 • Lyricist: Zae Munn, Apolinary Galecki
 
     
 

Unfolding Into Favored Song


15.00 USD

Seller Zae Munn
PDF, 619.8 Kb ID: SM-000224237 Upload date: 09 Apr 2015
Instrumentation
Piano, Mixed choir: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass
Scored for
Accompanying piano, Choir
Type of score
Piano-vocal score
Publisher
Zae Munn
Language
English
Difficulty
Advanced
Duration
7'30
Unfolding Into Favored Song begins with remembrances of a life led with compassion and constancy. The life itself appears via a quotation of the Irish tune Eileen Aroon (“I know a valley fair…”), with interspersed moments of resistance to the life’s inevitable end (“and so not ready to depart’). The quoted song ends suddenly, without it’s expected completion. A final section celebrates and embraces life even while knowing that death may come at any time (“Let’s be prepared for the end of the road….”). Eileen briefly reappears as the piece ends quietly.

Unfolding Into Favored Song commemorates a particular woman of substance who was killed by a school bus one morning while out walking. This was a special tragedy to those who cared about her, but of course most lives end before they reach a satisfactory completion and so the piece speaks to that more general quandary—how to live life fully while understanding its ephemeral nature.

Words by Apolinary Galecki and Zae Munn:

A gentle life with a willing touch
walking the walk with patient gestures, helping hands,
a river of compassion and constancy
a life complete with humanly verse,
unfolding into favored song:

“I know a valley fair,
Eileen Aroon!
(and so not ready, not ready to depart)
I know a maiden there,
Eileen Aroon!
(and so not ready, not ready to depart)
Fair in her charm was she,
Fairer her laughter free,
(and so not ready, not ready to depart, not ready!)
Fairest her constancy,
Eileen…”

And yet it does depart.

Let's be prepared for the end of the road.
Among laughter and joy let's be ready for it.
Be alive and smiling while running through the fragrant fields
Of achievable goals and sweet destinations,
Even knowing we’re not masters of our term on earth.
PERMISSION IS GRANTED TO DUPLICATE (DOWNLOAD OR COPY) SUFFICIENT COPIES OF PARTS FOR PERFORMANCE. ZAE MUNN'S MUSIC IS LICENSED BY ASCAP.
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