The James Weldon Johnson poem is met with a dramatic piano and soaring voices reaching for those singing stars. Alas, all ends quietly as the story has a somber ending. The music throughout is closely allied to the meaning of the text.
I hear the stars still singing
To the beautiful, silent night,
As they speed with noiseless winging
Their ever westward flight.
I hear the waves still falling
On the stretch of lonely shore,
But the sound of a sweet voice calling
I shall hear, alas! no more.
Featured on the following reading sessions 2016 | ACDA Northwest Division Reading Session - March 3-6 2016 | University of South Dakota Choral Festival June 14-17, 2016 2016 | Michigan State VMA Summer Workshop in Lansing, MI August 3-5 2015 | Stanton's Sheet Music Summer Reading Session 2015 | OR ACDA Wkshp July 8 2015 2015 | NW Reading Session Feb 12-15 2015 2015 | MS ACDA Summer Reading Session 2014 | Rodney Eichenberger Reading Sessions