Entreat Me Not To Go From You

Scoring

SSA chorus, mezzo-soprano solo, violin, harp, optional hammered dulcimer, optional strings.
The choral score includes the scoring for harp with hammered dulcimer and a separate system for harp without hammered dulcimer.
The orchestral score includes harp, hammered dulcimer and strings. The hammered dulcimer part is optional in the orchestral version.

 

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Details

4:30
2012-13

Dolce, Lehigh University Women's Ensemble
Steven Sametz, conductor

dedicated to Lyle Kahle

Dolce, Lehigh University Women's Ensemble
Steven Sametz, conductor

Program Notes

Entreat Me Not To Go From You is a canon for three-part women’s chorus. The canon captures the sense of the text described in the Book of Ruth, as Ruth vows to faithfully follow her mother-in-law, Naomi, even unto death.  

Entreat Me Not To Go From You  is the second of the Three Biblical Love Songs.  
It may be performed separately with harp and violin, optional hammered dulcimer, or with the addition of strings.

Text

Entreat Me Not To Go From You

Entreat me not to go from you, nor return from following you,
for where you go, so I shall go; and where you lodge, I shall lodge,
your people shall be my people, your God shall be my God,
and when you die so I too shall die,
and where you are buried there I shall lie,
the Lord do so to me also, if ought but death part you and I.

– Book of Ruth, 1: 16-17

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