Opus 1316

The Remembering Earth (2018)

for SATB Chorus and Organ

Text by Elizabeth Kirschner

Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor

Duration: 4.5 min.

Dedication: for the Memorial Church at Harvard University, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I

Commission: Commissioned by The Memorial Church, Harvard University

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Performance materials available from the publisher.

A host of angels keep their watch
before the remembering earth.
They know the soul is more than a scrap
of tattered threads.

Take solace, listen closely:
alone we are nothing, together
we are a bouquet of shining voices,
a shimmering in the weaving of evening
streams, a myth that brings an awakening,
a life awakening unto the succor
of the soul’s seamlessness.

Elizabeth Kirschner