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Eric Whitacre

Publisher: Chester Music

Very soon (2013)
Commissioned by the Gustavus Choir and Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota through the generous gifts of Ross and Ruth Heilman.
Text Writer
Eric Whitacre
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Chorus a cappella / Chorus plus 1 instrument
Year Composed
2013
Duration
4 Minutes
Availability
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Eric Whitacre Very soon (2013)
Very soon, little lightning, you'll emerge from your mother,
Very soon you'll awaken and dream.
So here is your boat,
And here is your oar,
And here is your path to the stream.

Now dream:

Dream of roses, and birthdays, and butterflies,
Dream of winter, and water, and night,
Dream of lullabies, and Hebrew, and Christmas trees,
Dream of angels, and panthers, and light.

Dream of wading out to play among the sea-girls,
Dream of stretching in the waves exchanging foam,
Dream of flying over rooftops as the midnight watchtower tolls,
In a machine that you've designed to take you home.

Dream of marriage full of laughter and compassion,
Dream of winged children soaring as they leap,
Dream of tasting touching hearing seeing breathing, dream of hope,
And dream of love as you surrender unto sleep.

Row gently, little lightning, and emerge from your mother,
Row gently down the stream.

Life is but a dream.

Text by Eric Whitacre

Performances
Date
Title
  • 21 MAR 2014
    Very soon World Premiere
    North Central American Choral Director's Convention, St Ambrose Cathedral, Des Moines, Iowa
    Gustavus Choir

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