viva sweet love

Poet/Lyricist: 

E.E. Cummings (1894-1962)

"viva sweet love" was composed for the Lincoln Center debut of the choral ensembles of Oregon State University. This richly emotive poem bursts with energy and joy, perfectly capturing the essence of saying "yes" to love. Alternately driving and sensuous, explosive and tender, bold and shimmering—"viva sweet love" should be sung in an extravagant manner!

Level: 

Mod-Advanced
Item Voicing/Instrumentation Duration Price Audio View Score Quantity
JS-034 SSAA, piano 4:00 $2.75 https://www.joanszymko.com/sites/joanszymko.advantagelabs.com/files/audio_samples/viva%20sweet%20love.mp3
JS-034D
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SSAA, piano 4:00 $1.75

Publisher: 

Joan Szymko
Text

“sweet spring is your”

"sweet spring is your
 time is my time is our
time for springtime is lovetime
and viva sweet love"

(all the merry little birds are
flying in the floating in the
very spirits singing in
are winging in the blossoming)

lovers go and lovers come
awandering awondering
but any two are perfectly
alone there’s nobody else alive

(such a sky and such a sun
i never knew and neither did you
and everybody never breathed
quite so many kinds of yes)

not a tree can count his leaves
each herself by opening
but shining who by thousands mean
only one amazing thing

(secretly adoring shyly
tiny winging darting floating
merry in the blossoming
always joyful selves are singing)

"sweet spring is your
 time is my time is our
time for springtime is lovetime
and viva sweet love"

Video

"viva sweet love" - OSU Bella Voce