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Sarasongs (2002) women’s choir, flute, clarinet & piano
commissioned by Concord Community Music School

Poems by Sara Teasdale

Over the roofs
Life has loveliness to sell
Let it be you

8:00 minutes

The Concord Community Music School has always been an advocate for music for younger musicians, and commissioned this piece for a talented group of high school students. Embeded in the last movement is Bach's "Bist du bei mir", whose text I realized, almost exactly echoed Teasdale's later sentiment.