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CoverChild of Song [level: Medium]
Kim André Arnesen: Bio and other works
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1271 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Composed to honor the memory of Steven Paulus, this beautiful, tender song was set to a profound text by Welsh poet Euan Tait. Norwegian composer Arnesen again exhibits his talent for creating great melodic interest and an impressive composition.

performance by: VocalEssence Ensemble - Philip Brunelle, conductor [© all rights reserved]

Listen to the 2018 release Infinity: Kim André Arnesen Choral Works - HERE
Recorded by Kantorei
- featuring: O Sacrum Convivium - Child of Song, The Gift I’ll Leave You, Dormi, Jesu
Making or Breaking - Cradle Hymn - The Lamb - Pie Jesu - Infinity - There We Shall Rest.

Order CLICK HERE: See and Hear the Complete Score or download a perusal copy: HERE

CLICK HERE: Read the Text or Poem
Child of Song

Child of song, your music
sang from the bone,
the music of a visceral dancer.
The feral tree in full pearl green new leaf,
squalling water alive around the swimmer,
is touched by your music, will always carry it.
No child of song falls into silence
but into love’s rest
seeded with re-awakening.
Your music, child of song.

by Euan Tait

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"As a member of VocalEssence, I had the joy and privilege of singing this gorgeous piece at the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the American Composers Forum on May 14, 2015. A perfect way to honor the life and legacy of Stephen Paulus, and there were few dry eyes in the room. Arnesen's harmonic and melodic sensibilities provide a beautiful musical setting of this text. "
review by: Robert Graham, Minneapolis, MN - VocalEssence Ensemble Singers

Featured on the following reading sessions
2017 | Reading sessions for NJACDA 9/22/17 and UUMN 7/26-7/30/17
2017 | André Thomas London Workshop
2016 | Stanton's Sheet Music Summer Reading Session
2016 | 2016 J.W. Pepper Editors' Choice for Schools
2016 | New Sounds School Choral Reading Session in Kansas
2016 | New Sounds of JW Pepper School and Sacred Choral Reading Sessions on July 14-16
2016 | Rodney Eichenberger Choral Conducting Workshop - Seaside, OR - July 25-29
2016 | Rodney Eichenberger Choral Conducting Workshop - Alexandria, VA July 11-15
2016 | TCDA High School SATB Reading Session
2016 | Spokane Falls NE Music Educators Session 1/12

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arr. Stacey V. Gibbs