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I Shall Not Live in Vain

Commissioned by Choral Arts Initiative for the 2018 PREMIERE|Project Festival.

First performance: June 15, 2018, Newport Beach, CA by Choral Arts Initiative, Brandon Elliott, Artistic Director. 

Text by Emily Dickinson:

If I can stop one heart from breaking,

I shall not live in vain;

If I can ease one life the aching,

Or cool one pain,

Or help one fainting robin

Unto his nest again,

I shall not live in vain.

Program note (PDF)


Score available for purchase through MusicSpoke.

Recording Engineer: Marcus Carline
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