Lyrical setting of Rainer Maria Rilke's exquisite poem on loneliness and of hope. The music, introspective and melancholy at first,"falls" gently into the gracious hands of "the One" who holds us all. A tender alto solo opens and closes the piece.
|SATB, alto solo, piano
|Digital purchase only
|set opt. bsn parts, (in lieu of piano)
“Herbst is quintessential Joan Szymko—a perfect marriage of text and music. Not only has she created an evocative and lyrical setting of Rilke's poem,she demonstrates a keen understanding of writing for the voice,one of the hallmarks of her music. There are few composers who so effectively capture the essence of the poetry they set with such consistent beauty.” - Dr. Mary Kay Geston