Opus 1144

Roses (2016)

for SATB Chorus and Piano

Text by George Eliot

Aire Born Singers; Max Murphy, conductor

Duration: 3 min.

Dedication: for Abby Frost and Ipswich High School

Publisher: Heritage Music Press (forthcoming 2017)

Performance materials available from the publisher.

You love the roses—so do I. I wish
The sky would rain down roses, as they rain
From off the shaken bush. Why will it not?
Then all the valley would be pink and white
And soft to tread on. They would fall as light
As feathers, smelling sweet; and it would be
Like sleeping and waking, all at once!

George Eliot (1819–1880)