When All That's Left of Me Is Love

from Songs for the Journey

SATB Chorus (divisi) and keyboard
Duration: 3 Minutes
Text: Anonymous, adapted. from Merrit Malloy
Year: 2010

Commissioned by: Concord Chorale
Premiered by: Concord Chorale, Concord, NH, Ryan Turner, director, April 17, 2010

Publisher: E. C. Schirmer Music Company

forthcoming, Spring 2019

Songs for the Journey was originally commissioned to be a companion piece to the Fauré Requiem. I have long admired this work for its personal tone, and for the way in which Fauré emphasized the beauty and intimacy of the traditional Latin texts. In assembling the movements of Songs for the Journey, I chose texts with uniquely personal stories and connections. More Love, a song I had written for my wife when we were expecting our first child, became the cornerstone movement. Together, the five movements explore similar themes as the traditional requiem—love, faith, and mortality—but in a non-liturgical framework, with poems and texts drawn from a variety of sources.

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