dominickdiorio
conductor composer
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A life, here blessed, will e’er resound

Hymns & Carols

work detail

instrumentation: for mixed chorus (keyboard opt.)

completion date: december 2022

duration: 2 1/2 minutes

texts: Original hymn text by the composer

performances

december 09, 2023 (Premiere)

Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia * A Feast of Carols * St. Paul's Episcopal Church Chestnut Hill - Philadelphia, PA

commission and dedication

Commissioned by Jim Light for the Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia 2022 Holiday Fundraiser and dedicated to his wife Lauren in honor of their marriage, January 7, 2023.

text

A life, here blessed, will e’er resound

Awaken trumpet, voice, and lyre! Strike drum and sing in joyous choir, All harmony in mystic score!

An off’ring sounds with muse’s pow’r: A hymn, imbued with passion’s fire, Echoes sweetly, evermore.

Arise, creation, green and blue, Grow strong and spread your watery dew, All verdant flora, leaf, and spore!

An off’ring blooms in simplest flow’r: A rose, fresh-plucked of vibrant hue, Blossoms fragrant, evermore.

Abundant gems from planet’s mine Adorn our bodies, metals fine, All silver, gold, and finest ore!

An off’ring forged from stone empower’d:
A ring, a promise etched in time, Glistens brightly, evermore.

Arise, dear couple, newly found! On winter’s day your love is bound! All hosts declare your heart’s most core!

An off’ring timeless made this hour: A life, here blessed will e’er resound! Witness all, forevermore.

information

performances

december 09, 2023 (Premiere)

Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia * A Feast of Carols * St. Paul's Episcopal Church Chestnut Hill - Philadelphia, PA


commission and dedication

Commissioned by Jim Light for the Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia 2022 Holiday Fundraiser and dedicated to his wife Lauren in honor of their marriage, January 7, 2023.


text

A life, here blessed, will e’er resound

Awaken trumpet, voice, and lyre! Strike drum and sing in joyous choir, All harmony in mystic score!

An off’ring sounds with muse’s pow’r: A hymn, imbued with passion’s fire, Echoes sweetly, evermore.

Arise, creation, green and blue, Grow strong and spread your watery dew, All verdant flora, leaf, and spore!

An off’ring blooms in simplest flow’r: A rose, fresh-plucked of vibrant hue, Blossoms fragrant, evermore.

Abundant gems from planet’s mine Adorn our bodies, metals fine, All silver, gold, and finest ore!

An off’ring forged from stone empower’d:
A ring, a promise etched in time, Glistens brightly, evermore.

Arise, dear couple, newly found! On winter’s day your love is bound! All hosts declare your heart’s most core!

An off’ring timeless made this hour: A life, here blessed will e’er resound! Witness all, forevermore.


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