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Look To This Day!

An exuberant setting of a Hindu poet's celebration of the present moment
Commissioned by First Unitarian Society of Madison / Ellsworth Snyder

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An exuberant setting of “The Exhortation of the Dawn,” a timeless writing by the 5th century Hindu poet, Kalidasa. Orchestral chimes and a feast of choral counterpoint bring vitality to the joyful mandate: "Look to this day!"

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The Exhortation of the Dawn

Poem by Kalidasa

Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of your existence:
The bliss of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendor of beauty;

For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision;
But today, well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day.


Choir of First Unitarian Society - Ellsworth Snyder, conductor (Madison, WI)   * Premiere
Camerata Singers of Muskegon - Floyd Farmer, conductor (Muskegon, MI)
Choir of First Unitarian Church of San Jose (San Jose, CA)
Choir of First Unitarian Society of Madison - Dan Broner, conductor (Madison, WI)
Choir of Unity Church-Unitarian - Ruth Palmer, conductor (Saint Paul, MN)



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