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You Rise, I Fall

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10 minutes

Year of Composition



Boosey & Hawkes


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

Note from Composer

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

‘You Rise, 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 Silvestri