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Swifter Than Flame

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for SSAA chorus and piano

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Poem by Carl John Bostelmann
Elaine Hagenberg Music - EH1023


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Swifter Than Flame invites singers to explore the vast unknown in exhilarating ascent! Rapidly layered vocal entrances and racing sixteenth notes in the piano propel the journey, while text painting lends itself to expressive phrasing. With a brief reflective section of awe and wonder, this dramatic concert selection concludes with a final adventurous launch into “timeless flight!”

Text

Swifter than flame, prevailing tempests race Along the lifted steel that bars their way. From solid street up to the shore of space, Each granite edifice transcends the day. Tower on tower reach a final rung From which winged feet step upward out of night– To find again forgotten planets hung In orbits measuring a timeless flight. - Carl John Bostelmann



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