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Child of Wonder

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SATB and Piano

Note from Composer

‘Child of Wonder’ is taken from The Sacred Veil: a 12-movement work that premiered with the Los Angeles Master Chorale in February 2019 and features on Eric’s album ‘Home’ with VOCES8 released in April 2023.

The Text

Child of wonder
Child of sky
Time to end your voyage
Time to die.

Silent slumber calls you
Dark and deep
Child of soft surrender
Child of sleep.

Child of sorrow
Child of rain
There is no tomorrow
No more pain.

Turn your silvered sail
Toward the light
Child of mourning
Child of night.

Child of iridescence
Child of dream
Stars and moons will guide you
Down the stream.

Stretched on ocean waves
Of endless
Welcome home my child
Welcome home.

– Eric Whitacre


4.5 minutes

Year of Composition



Boosey & Hawkes


US: J.W. Pepper
UK: Musicroom
World: Music Shop Europe
Digital: SheetMusicDirect

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