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I Fall

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Year of Composition



Meg Davies

Note from Composer

‘I Fall’ is taken from The Sacred Veil: a 12-movement work that premiered with the Los Angeles Master Chorale in February 2019.

This piece is not yet published and therefore not available for performance.

‘I Fall’ was commissioned by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon, Artistic Director and NTR ZaterdagMatinee for the Netherlands Radio Choir.

The Text

Listening to your labored breath,
Your struggle ends as mine begins.
You rise; I fall.

Fading, yet already gone;
What calls you I cannot provide.
You rise; I fall.

Broken, with a heavy hand
I reach to you, and close your eyes.
You rise; I fall.

Charles Anthony Silvestrib.1965