O Freedom (2015)
for SATB Chorus and Piano
Text by William C. Brackett
The Composers' Choir; Daniel Shaw, conductor
Duration: 3 min.
Dedication: for Marisa Green and the Peddie Singers
Publisher: Selah Publishing Co., Inc. (forthcoming)
O freedom, lovely in my eyes,
To thee I’m bound in duty,
In thee I find eternal bliss,
Thy ways are the ways of beauty.
As fawns upon the mountain height
Or eagles in their flight,
To be in perfect liberty
My soul longs to be free.
William C. Brackett, 1835
Watervliet, NY Shaker community