And I Saw

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
SSAA div. a cappella

A vivid, bold poem by Josephine Preston Peabody imagines a world where all our possessions and goods are no more important than love for one another. This vibrant piece for advanced women's choir explores textures and sounds that are unique and thrilling in the female voice.

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Order Sheet Music
Catalog Number: 
TCT-AndISaw
Duration: 
4:00
Total Pages: 
8
Commissioned By: 
A consortium of advanced women's choirs
Premiere
Premiere Date: 
10/04/2012
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Performances: 

2012-2013 Consortium of Advanced Women’s Choirs
Aurora, Luther College, Sandra Peter, conductor
Cantala, Lawrence Univeristy, Phillip Swan, conductor
Cantamus, Iowa State University, Kathleen Rodde, conductor
Dorian Singers, University of Puget Sound, Anne Lyman, conductor
Lyran, University of Helsinki, Jutta Seppinen, conductor
Manitou Singers, St. Olaf College, Sigrid Johnson, condutor
Women’s Chorus, Central Michigan University, Alan Gumm, conductor

Text
Text Author or Source: 
Josephine Preston Peabody
Language: 
English
Text: 

And our eyes were opened; eyes that had been holden.
And I saw the world, and the fruits thereof.
And I saw their glories, scarlet-stained and golden,
All a crumbled dust beneath the feet of Love.
And I saw their dreams, all of nothing worth;
But a path for Love, for Him to walk above,
And I saw new heaven, and new earth.