We Remember Them

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
SATB, piano

A tender setting of "A Litany of Remembrance," Rabbi Sylvan Kamens and Rabbi Jack Riemer's beloved meditation on death and memory. Unfolding with simplicity and grace, this imaginative, delicately nuanced, and harmonically rich setting reflects the multifaceted experience of love and loss. Appropriate for All Souls Day, Memorial Day, or any memorial service. Winner of the Vincent Brown Silliman Anthem Award. For more information, see http://www.seafarerpress.com/works/we_remember_them.html

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Catalog Number: 
Seafarer Press: SEA-083-01
Duration: 
4:00
Total Pages: 
13
Commissioned By: 
Walden Hill Vocal Ensemble, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Rochester, MN
Premiere
Premiere Date: 
11/01/2009
Premiere Ensemble: 
Walden Hill Vocal Ensemble
Premiere Conductor: 
Joseph Mish
Awards: 

Vincent Brown Silliman Choral Anthem Award

Text
Text Author or Source: 
Rabbi Sylvan Kamens and Rabbi Jack Riemer
Language: 
English
Text: 

A Litany of Remembrance
Rabbi Sylvan Kamens and Rabbi Jack Riemer

In the rising of the sun and in its going down,
we remember them.
In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter,
we remember them.
In the opening of buds and in the rebirth of spring,
we remember them.
In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer,
we remember them.
In the rustling of leaves and in the beauty of autumn,
we remember them.
In the beginning of the year and when it ends,
we remember them.
When we are weary and in need of strength,
we remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart,
we remember them.
When we have joys we yearn to share,
we remember them.
So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us,
as we remember them.