No Rain

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
a cappella SSATB choir, SSA soli

"No Rain" is one of the most beautiful and heartfelt pieces that Choral Arts Ensemble has ever commissioned! The text is an Apache Indian love poem, and I was touched to know that Jocelyn was planning her own wedding at the time she was writing the piece. The choral textures of the piece are varied throughout, and the women's trio adds a special touch to the vocal proceedings.

~ Michael Culloton, conductor, Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester

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Order Sheet Music
Catalog Number: 
JH - C014
Duration: 
4:00
Total Pages: 
20
Commissioned By: 
Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester
Premiere
Premiere Date: 
03/16/2007
Premiere Ensemble: 
Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester
Premiere Conductor: 
Michael Culloton
Reviews: 

A particularly sweet moment is ms 52 when the alto soloist sings with the choir as her backing on the text "Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other." Though the piece is not easy, the singers of your choir will enjoy the challenge as the end result is so rewarding.

~Michael Culloton, conductor, Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester

Text
Text Author or Source: 
Traditional Apache Indian Love Poem
Language: 
English
Text: 

Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other.
Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there will be no loneliness, for each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you.
May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the years.
May happiness be your companion and your days together be good and long upon the earth.