I Saw Two Clouds at Morning

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
a cappella SSAATTBB choir

This atmospheric setting of poetry by John Gardiner Brainard centers on the notion of peace. Singers will love the lush harmony and extended vocal techniques. Plus, conductors can choose to feature two female soloists.

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Order Sheet Music
Catalog Number: 
JH - C003
Duration: 
3:00
Total Pages: 
12
Premiere
Premiere Date: 
11/12/2006
Premiere Ensemble: 
Masters Choir
Premiere Conductor: 
Matthew Culloton
Text
Text Author or Source: 
John Gardiner Brainard, public domain
Language: 
English
Text: 

I saw two clouds at morning,
Tinged with the rising sun,
And in the dawn they floated on,
And mingled into one;
I thought that morning cloud was blest,
It moved so sweetly to the west.

I saw two summer currents
Flow smoothly to their meeting,
And join their course, with silent force,
In peace each other greeting:
Calm was their course through banks of green,
While dimpling eddies played between.

Such be your gentle motion,
Till life's last pulse shall beat;
Like summer's beam, and summer's stream,
Float on, in joy, to meet
A calmer sea, where storms shall cease -
A purer sky, where all is peace.