Lion Of the Heart

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
SATB or TTBB, piano

This piece was written for the 2012 9th and 10th grade Minnesota Honors Choir and is dedicated to my daughter Rosannah Linda. This ecstatic Sufi poem expresses my fervant hope that her generation and every generation after hers acts in response to the voices of their own hearts; that they live in the joy of what they know to be true and beautiful, and in so doing inspire all the generations before and after them.

Perusal Score: 
Order Sheet Music
Catalog Number: 
FAM-0074-01
Duration: 
4:00
Commissioned By: 
MN Chapter of ACDA
Text
Text Author or Source: 
Rumi; trans. Coleman Barks
Language: 
English
Text: 

You who are born and bring us the mysteries,
the thunder of your voices delights us.
Roar, lion of the heart
and tear me open!