To capture the epic, sweeping nature of Whitman’s writing requires music equally grand in scope. At times meditative, and others an outpouring of ecstatic emotion, it is a love song, a dance piece, and narrative, but always intensely lyrical. This is a joy to sing, a fun challenge for your pianist, and a great center piece to any concert.
Four part mixed chorus with divisi and piano accompaniment
Audio Credit: The College of New Jersey Chorale – John P. Leonard, Conductor – Brandon Eldridge, Collaborative Pianist
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