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Arrow and the Song, The

Publisher: LAH Publications

Year: 2016


Duration: 4:10

Commissioned by the Savridi Singers of Calgary and their director, Erica Phare-Bergh, in celebration of their 30th anniversary. This piece incorporates bird and wind sounds amidst a forward-moving, rhythmically floating texture. Text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.