SATBB a cappella
Lyrics by Solomon J. D. Fendell
Duration: ca. 4:30
Premiered by The Ensemble under the direction of Patrick McDonough
Solomon Fendell’s simple, alliterative poem inspired a musical setting exploring the beauty and expressivity of harmony, dissonance, and meaning in each word. Tonal centers shift throughout and focus on phrases to the point of abstraction, meditating on the general theme of love, its myopic nature, its intensity, its fragility, its capriciousness, and its evanescence.
Love lasts like a lily,
Tender on Time’s trail;
Breathing burning beauty,
Fragrant, fine, and frail.
Love Tender Breathing Fragrant
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