Music From Riverside     Henry Thoreau


Henry David Thoreau - birthday: July 12, 1817



Walden - A Concert for Chorus, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone Soloists, Narrator and Orchestra
The texts for songs and readings are all by Henry David Thoreau.  Most are from "Walden", the book written about his years at Walden Pond during the years 1845-1847 and published in 1854.  Some texts are from other of his writings.

Orchestra: Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Bb Trumpet, Trombone,
Piano, Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, 'Cello, Double Bass

This is also available for piano accompaniment only.


Performances typically alternate the readings with the musical numbers.  Although grouped by subject, they are largely independent and can be performed with a variable number and order.

Walden - Full Orchestral Score
Walden - Complete Piano Vocal Score

Walden - Vocal Score
  (contains only the musical pieces; none of the readings)

Walden - Readings and All instrumental parts are available for download HERE.



Individual pieces from "Walden" available separately:


I Wanted to Live Deep for Tenor Solo and Piano
I Was Seated by the Shore for SATB Chorus and Piano
This Is a Delicious Evening for Baritone Solo, Women's Chorus and Piano
It is No Dream of Mine for Alto Solo and Piano
The Gift of Life for Men's Chorus, Tenor Solo, and Piano
Love Your Life for SATB Chorus and Piano
I Grew in Those Seasons for Soprano Solo and Piano
A Single Gentle Rain for SATB Chorus and Piano
This First Spring Morning for SATB Chorus, Soprano Solo, Narator, and Piano
We Can Never Have Enough of Nature for SATB Chorus, Tenor Solo, and Piano
In the Midst of a Gentle Rain for Soprano or Alto Solo and Piano
Let Us First for SATB Chorus and Piano
There is Nothing in the World for Baritone Solo and Piano
If a Man Does Not Keep Pace for Baritone Solo, SATB Chorus and Piano
If You Greet the Day and Night for SATB Chorus a cappella
Live in the Present for SATB Chorus and Piano