Opus 1462

Joy and Woe (2022)

for SATB Chorus Unaccompanied

Text by William Blake, adp.

Duration: 1.75 min.

Dedication: for Erin and the next chapters

Commission: Commissioned by the First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton, Massachusetts

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Joy and woe are woven fine,
A clothing for the soul divine:
Under every grief and pine
Runs a joy with silken twine.
It is right it should be so:
For we were made for joy and woe;
And when this we rightly know
Safely through the world we go.

from Auguries of Innocence, William Blake (1757–1827), adp.