Opus 1341

The Shores of Light (2019)

for Soprano and Organ

Textless (vocalise)

Duration: 11 min.

Dedication: for Ketti Jane Muschler and Thomas Sheehan

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp. (forthcoming)

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The Shores of Light (2019), a rhapsody for soprano and organ, is dedicated to Ketti Jane Muschler and Thomas Sheehan. The title comes from a section of On the Nature of Things (De rerum natura), an extended philosophical work by the ancient Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius.

“Thus time draws forward each and everything
Little by little unto the midst of men,
And reason uplifts it to the shores of light.”

Lucretius (ca. 99 BC — 55 BC), from On the Nature of Things
(translated by William Ellery Leonard)