You Are the Music


Amy Lowell (1874-1925)

"Inspired by the sensitive, imaginative text, the composer has painted a glorious picture with soaring melodies, building to a dramatic climax, supported along the way by an artistic piano accompaniment. Wonderful for the large choir.” — Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc.


Item Voicing/Instrumentation Duration Price Audio View Score Quantity
SBMP 804 SSAA, piano 4:45 $2.10 Santa Barbara Music Press
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'T is you that are the music, not your song.
The song is but a door which, opening wide,
Lets forth the pent-up melody inside,
Your spirit's harmony, which clear and strong
Sings but of you. Throughout your whole life long
Your songs, your thoughts, your doings, each divide
This perfect beauty; waves within a tide,
Or single notes amid a glorious throng.
The song of earth has many different chords;
Ocean has many moods and many tones
Yet always ocean. In the damp Spring woods
The painted trillium smiles, while crisp pine cones
Autumn alone can ripen. So is this
One music with a thousand cadences.


TMEA All State Choir selection in 2013.