Remembering

Poet/Lyricist: 

Joan Borysenko (b.1945)

A special commissioned work premiered by the Phoenix Chorale, “Remembering” features cello and oboe accompaniment. At its heart a prayerful meditation on listening deeply to the still small voice within that guides the outer life.

Level: 

Moderate
Item Voicing/Instrumentation Duration Price Audio View Score Quantity
JS-035 SATB, oboe, cello 4:15 $2.50 https://www.joanszymko.com/sites/joanszymko.advantagelabs.com/files/sampleaudio/VMP035%20Remembering%20excrpt_0.mp3
JS-035D
PDF download
SATB, oboe, cello 4:15 $1.50
JS-035.1D
PDF download
instrumental parts (set)
SATB, oboe, cello 4:15 $10.00

Publisher: 

Joan Szymko
Text

Remembering

In the secret recesses of the heart

beyond the teachings of this world

calls a still small voice

singing a song unchanged

from the foundation of the world.


Speak to me in sunsets and in starlight.

Speak to me in the eyes of a child.

You. Who call from a smile,

My cosmic beloved

Tell who I am and who I always will be.

Help me to remember

that I am both the singer and the song.

Reviews: 

"Joan wrote a beautiful 4-part choral setting of gorgeous text for the Phoenix Chorale to sing at this world premier. Cello & oboe added to the heartfelt rendition dedicated to our parents. We love you and thank you, Joan. You are a very special and most talented spirit on this planet." — Claudia Kennedy, commissioning patron of Phoenix Chorale