|Song at Sunset for SATB chorus, Soprano and
and Brass Quintet (2 Bb Trumpets, F Horn, Trombone, Bass
The words are by Walt Whitman from "Songs of Parting"
Splendor of ended day floating and
Hour prophetic, hour resuming the past,
Inflating my throat, you divine
You earth and life till the last ray
gleams I sing.
Open mouth of my soul uttering
Eyes of my soul seeing perfection,
Natural life of me faithfully praising
Corroborating forever the triumph of
Illustrious every one!
Illustrious what we name space,
Illustrious the mystery of motion in
Illustrious the attribute of speech,
the senses, the body,
Illustrious the passing light –
illustrious the pale reflection on the new moon in the western sky,
Illustrious whatever I see or hear or
touch, to the last.
I sing to the last the equalities
modern or old,
I sing the endless finales of things,
I say Nature continues, glory
I praise with electric voice,
For I do not see one imperfection in
O setting sun! though the time has
I still warble under you unmitigated
(not a recording, but an electronic version
- just to get a sense of the sound)
Quintet Parts are available for download HERE.
Song at Sunset for
SATB Chorus, Soprano and Tenor Solos, and Brass Quintet