Farewell

Scoring

SATB soli, SATB div. a cappella

Details

3:00
1972

Staples High School Orphenians

Staples High School Orphenians (archival recording)

ECS 7947

Program Notes

A setting from Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, this early work was written in 1972 and dedicated to the director of the Staples High School choral program, George Weigle.

Text

Farewell to you and the youth I have spent with you.
It was but yesterday we met in a dream….

If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more,
we shall speak again together and you shall sing to me a deeper song. 

from The Prophet 
-Kahlil Gibran