SATB chorus & piano | 4 mins
setting of "Now" by Hannah Senesh, and translated by Peter Hay
Commissioned by the Children's Aid Society Chorus
Now -- now, I'd like to say something,
Something more than mere words,
More dappled than color,
More musical than rhythm or rhyme,
Something a million people haven't already said or heard.
All about the land is silent, listening,
The forest gazing at me, expectant.
The sky watches me with a curious eye.
everything is silent.
And so am I.
First performed by Vespera Ensemble, conducted by Sarah John, November 2010
Text & translation used by permission of Peter Hay.