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Sing Me Awake

Both lament and rhapsody, a meditation on our return to life after grief and loss
Poet/Lyricist: 
Gregory Orr
Commissioned by St. Paul Vocal Forum, conductor Karin Barrett

A rhapsodic setting of one of Gregory Orr's most poignant poems. Both lament and celebration, this powerful work looks head-on at all that has been lost, as well as our own transcendent response to that loss.

Item Instrumentation/Voicing Duration Level Audio Peruse Delivery Method (Print vs. Digital) Price Quantity
SEA-151-00 SATB, piano, string quartet OR string orchestra - Conductor's Score
9' A https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/SEA-151-00%20-%20Sing%20Me%20Awake%20-%20RECORDING.mp3 Sheet Music $15.00
SEA-151-01 SATB, piano, string quartet OR string orchestra - Conductor's Score - OVERSIZED
9' MA https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/SEA-151-00%20-%20Sing%20Me%20Awake%20-%20RECORDING.mp3 Sheet Music $25.00
SEA-151-02 SATB, piano, string quartet OR string orchestra - Choral Part
9' MA https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/SEA-151-00%20-%20Sing%20Me%20Awake%20-%20RECORDING.mp3 Sheet Music $3.75
SEA-151-02DEL SATB, piano, string quartet OR string orchestra - Choral Part
9' MA https://www.seafarerpress.com/sites/seafarerpress.advantagelabs.com/files/works_variant_audio_files/SEA-151-00%20-%20Sing%20Me%20Awake%20-%20RECORDING.mp3 Licensed PDF $3.75
SEA-151-03 SATB, piano, string quartet OR string orchestra - Instrumental Parts (rental)
9' MA Licensed PDF $0.00

Untitled (from "How Beautiful the Beloved")

Gregory Orr

This is what was bequeathed us:
This earth the beloved left
And, leaving,
Left to us.

No other world
But this one:
Willows and the river
And the factory
With its black smokestacks.

No other shore, only this bank
On which the living gather.

No meaning but what we find here.
No purpose but what we make.

That, and the beloved’s clear instructions:
Turn me into song; sing me awake.

Performers: 

Premiere: CorVoce (St. Paul Vocal Forum) / Karin Barrett (St. Paul, MN)
Voces Solis / Ryan Keeling (Pittsburgh, PA)

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