The Assault (Barbara Rosen)

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  • (Posted 2020-08-30)  CPDL #60323:       
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2020-08-30).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 87 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The Assault
Composer: Barbara Rosen
Lyricist: Barbara Rosen

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: 4 equal voices
Genre: SecularCanon

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Composed: 2000
Description: "The Assault" was written about the Renaissance Street Singers. We rehearse in the evenings, deciding where to perform the following Sunday. And we appear unexpectedly, singing Renaissance sacred music to the astonishment and delight of strangers. And vanish, leaving memories. (Well, okay - sometimes cell phone videos.)

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Original text and translations

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We attack by stealth, guerrilla warriors,
plotting our targets under cover of night.
Bombs of confetti, glittering tinsel,
silver balloons that burst over the city,
releasing rainbows. After we depart,
children gather bits of crystal
which melt harmlessly in their hands.
No evidence remains; the memories linger.