The River's Song (Barbara Rosen)

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  • (Posted 2020-01-06)  CPDL #56551:       
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2020-01-06).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 575 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The River's Song
Composer: Barbara Rosen
Lyricist: Catherine Coblentzcreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Composed: 2018
Description: From The Blue Cat of Castle Town by Catherine Coblentz

Original text

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Sing your own song, said the river,
Sing your own song.
Out of yesterday song comes.
It goes into tomorrow,
Sing your own song.
With your life fashion beauty,
This too is the song.
Riches will pass and power. Beauty remains.
Sing your own song.
All that is worth doing, do well, said the river.
Sing your own song.
Certain and round be the measure, every line be graceful and true.
Time is the mold, time the weaver, the carver,
Time and the workman together,
Sing your own song.
Sing well, said the river, sing well.