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
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.