From the Regions of Air

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
SATB a cappella

This setting has a recurring, wordless motive that glues the piece together. A great choice for a talented high school choir, the piece uses long melodic lines and natural text setting.

Perusal Score: 
Order Sheet Music
Catalog Number: 
From the Regions of Air
Duration: 
4:00
Total Pages: 
8
Commissioned By: 
For the Armstrong Concert Choir in celebration of 40 years of song Stephanie Trump and Dale Kruse, Directors
Premiere
Premiere Date: 
05/02/2010
Premiere Ensemble: 
Armstrong Concert Choir
Premiere Conductor: 
Stephanie Trump
Text
Text Author or Source: 
Thomas Moore
Language: 
English
Text: 

At the mid hour of night, when stars are weeping, I fly
To the lone vale we loved, when life shone warm in thine eye;
And I think oft, if spirits can steal from the regions of air
To revisit past scenes of delight, thou wilt come to me there,
And tell me our love is remember'd even in the sky.

Then I sing the wild song it once was rapture to hear,
When our voices commingling breathed like one on the ear;
And as Echo far off through the vale my sad orison rolls,
I think, O my love! 'tis thy voice from the Kingdom of Souls
Faintly answering still the notes that once were so dear.