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Into the Silent Darkness

An atmospheric work praising the mystery of Creation
Commissioned by Joyce and Richard S. Gilbert
Honorable Mention in the Vincent Brown Silliman Competition
Richard S. Gilbert

This atmospheric work praises the mystery that is Creation itself, in all of its fathomless power and beauty. This unforgettable meditation culminates in cascades of whispered alleluias.

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Into the Silent Darkness

Poem by Richard S. Gilbert Adapted by Elizabeth Alexander

The Beyond from which we come
Is hidden in dark moist mysteries of primeval mud
And the silence between the stars,
Dwells in the recesses of the soul,
Beckons us into a wilderness,
Reveals itself at its own bidding.
From its vast complexity
Arises simple ecstasy.

We go forth in fear and faith,
Knowing not what we will find —
We sing our alleluias into the silent darkness,
To the Beyond from which we come.


Unity Singers / Ruth Palmer / Evan Vicic, violin ~ Unity Church-Unitarian (Saint Paul, MN)   * Premiere
Choir of Arlington Street Church / Mark Buckles (Boston, MA)







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