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This Song (2015) for mixed choir

Written to a text of the late 19th/early 20th century Bengali mystic, Rabindranath Tagore.

Here's a link to a video/audio of the score:

This Song of Mine from William Fletcher on Vimeo.


The text:

This song of mine will wind its music around you, my child, like the fond arms of love.
This song of mine will touch your forehead like a kiss of blessing.
When you are alone it will sit by your side and whisper in your ear,
when you are in the crowd it will fence you about with aloofness.
My song will be like a pair of wings to your dreams,
it will transport your heart to the verge of the unknown.
It will be like the faithful star overhead when dark night is over your road.
My song will sit in the pupils of your eyes,
and will carry your sight into the heart of things.
And when my voice is silent in death,
my song will speak in your living heart.