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Child of Wonder

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SATB and Piano

Duration

4.5 minutes

Year of Composition

2018

Licensing

Boosey & Hawkes

Purchase

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

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.

The Sacred Veil will be published later in the year accompanied by the album release on Signum Records.

The Text

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

Weary waters beckon
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 sails
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
Exchanging foam
Welcome home my child
Welcome home.

– Eric Whitacre