Opus 917

Finding You (2011)

for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied

Text by Robert Creeley

Harvard Commencement Choir; Andrew Clark, conductor

Duration: 2.5 min.

Dedication: for the commencement exercises of Harvard University

Commission: Commissioned by the Holden Choirs at Harvard University

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Finding You (2011) was commissioned by the Holden Choirs at Harvard University for use at the university’s commencement exercises.

The work sets a text by American poet Robert Creeley (1926–2005) who attended the university in the 1940s.

 

For the Graduation, Bolinas, 1973
Robert Creeley

The honor
of being human
will stay constant.

The earth, earth,
water wet, sun
shine.

The world will be
as ever round,
and all yourselves

will know it,
on it, and around
and around.

No one knows
what will
happen. That

is the happiness
of the circle,
finding you.

“For the Graduation, Bolinas, 1973” by Robert Creeley from The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, Vol. 1 (University of California Press, 1982); Copyright © 1982 Robert Creeley; Used with permission.