for SATB Chorus and Piano
Text by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Composers' Choir; Daniel Shaw, conductor
Duration: 2.5 min.
Dedication: for Anne Watson Born and the First Unitarian Society in Newton, Massachusetts on its 160th anniversary
Commission: Commissioned for the First Unitarian Society in Newton, Massachusetts
The sense of the world is short,
Long and various the report,—
To love and be beloved;
Men and gods have not outlearned it,
And how oft soe’er they’ve turned it,
’Tis not to be improved.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82)