Mark Adamo: Garland

Ssaa Chorus 2Cl, Vc, Pf


For SAA chorus, two clarinets, cello, and piano. Text: four poems by Emily Dickinson. The first poem, Is Heaven a Physician?, notes the difference between how people describe God and death and how it feels to the ones left behind. The second — Crumbling is not an instant's Act — is crazier. It tries to describe what happens when you're seeing something so awful that your feelings switch off. The third says goodbye for the last time. The fourth poem, The life we have is very great, says that stories of heaven and infinity are all very well, but that you don't need them to love or miss someone, or to heal from the pain of losing them. The human heart is everything. — Mark Adamo

Additional Info

Composer Mark Adamo
Publisher G Schirmer Inc
Arrangement Choral/Ensemble (CHOR/ENS)
Format Parts
Genre 20th Century
Language English

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