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LIGHT

Poet: Radinbranath Tagore (1861-1941)

TITLE

VOICING/INSTRUMENT

Light

SSA / piano

TEXT

 

Light, my light, the world-filling light, 
the eye-kissing light, 
heart-sweetening light! 

Ah, the light dances, my darling, at the center of my life; 
the light strikes, my darling, the chords of my love; 
the sky opens, the wind runs wild, laughter passes over the earth. 

The butterflies spread their sails on the sea of light. 
Lilies and jasmines surge up on the crest of the waves of light. 

The light is shattered into gold on every cloud, my darling, 
and it scatters gems in profusion. 

Mirth spreads from leaf to leaf, my darling, 
and gladness without measure. 
The heaven's river has drowned its banks 
and the flood of joy is abroad. 

TIME

PRICE (per copy)

AUDIO

4m50s

2.50$ CAD

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Leaping from leaf to leaf, shattering into gold, and scattering gems, light is at the center of our lives. It kisses our eyes, it sweetens our hearts, and it fills the world. Explore the energy, softness, joy, and gratitude of the poem "Light", by Bengali poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore, through this musical adaptation.

Winner of the 2018 Ruth Watson Henderson Composition Competition; premiered by Toronto Children's Chorus.

MARIE-CLAIRE SAINDON

musiques chorales, instrumentales, traditionnelles, et multimédias
choral, instrumental, traditional, and multimedia music